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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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The type of physical environment in which a species typically lives is its _______.

  1. a. niche
  2. b. habitat
  3. c. community
  4. d. population

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The branch of science that deals with the study of the relations among organisms and their physical environment. A group of species that lives in the same geographical place at a specific time is known as community.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

The place or the environment in which all the species naturally live and consists of all the biological and physical features that are accessible to a species is known as habitat. All the species living in a specific habitat comprises a community.

Option b. is given as “habitat”.

The place or the environment in which all the species naturally live is known as habitat.

Hence, the correct answer is option b.

Reason for the incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as “niche”.

The role played by the species in order to meet their needs in its community is known as ecological niche. Niche is not the physical environment in which the species lives naturally...

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