From MarineSpecies Introduced Traits Wiki
The environment within which an organism is normally found. A habitat is characterized by the physical characteristics of the environment and/or the dominant vegetation or other stable biotic characteristics..
- Lawrence E. and Henderson W. D. (2005), Henderson’s dictionary of biology, Eleanor Lawrence. 748 p.
1. The place where an organism is found – i.e. a wave-cut platform, as for example in the EU species and habitats Directive;
2. The area where a species is found, as used by biogeographers; or3. The area where a species could potentially establish itself, as used by ecologists.