What is a competition between the individuals of two separate species for sharing the same resources in the same area known?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

What is a competition between the individuals of two separate species for sharing the same resources in the same area known?
 
(a) Apparent competition
 
(b) Interspecific competition
 
(c) Interference competition
 
(d) Intraspecific competition
 
The question was asked during an online exam.
 
My question is taken from Population Interactions-1 in chapter Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right choice is (b) Interspecific competition
 
For explanation: Interspecific competition is the competition between the individuals of two separate species for sharing the same resources in the same area. An example is tigers and lions living in the same area competing for the same prey.