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niche overlap  


  • [Henderson's] the situation where two or more species use the same resources or the same habitat within a community and thus share the same ecological niche, lead­ing to competition between them. Two species with identical niche requirements cannot co-exist in the same community, but niche overlap may be seen where there are small and difficult to determine eco­logical differences between species.

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