1. It is a specific place or locality where a community resides.

2. A habitat has a number of niches.

3. Habitat supports a number of species.

4. A number of environmental variables occur in a habitat.

5. A species does not change its habitat.


1. It is an ecological component of habitat which is delimited by functioning of an organism.

2. A niche does not have components.

3. Niche supports a single species.

4. Niche has a specific set of environmental regimes.

5. A species may live in more than one niche in different stages of its life cycle.

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Niche - is the role a species plays in a community such as feeding relationships, space, and what the organism needs to survive in the environment. It includes how a species uses and affects its environment.

habitat - is the place where an organism lives out its life. Different species of organisms may appear to have the same habitat but each has a different niche so that they can survive in that habitat.
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