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sympatric

(sĭm-păt′rĭk)
adj.
1. Occupying the same or overlapping geographic areas. Used of organisms, especially populations of the same or closely related species.
2. Occurring among populations having such a distribution: sympatric speciation.

sym·pat′ri·cal·ly adv.
sym′pat·ry (sĭm′păt′rē, -pə-trē) n.
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sympatric

(of a population of organisms) occurring together in the same geographical area. The term is used to describe the geographical distribution of organisms which either coincide or overlap. Compare ALLOPATRIC.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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In the present work we describe the stomach content of the species of the genus Herichthys, analyze the lower pharyngeal jaw shapes using geometric morphometrics and compare the diet among sympatric species to evaluate the existence of trophic segregation within the genus.