The place where a population lives, including its living and non living surroundings.
1. The environment in which the fish live, including everything that surrounds and affects its life, e.g. water quality, bottom, vegetation, associated species (including food supplies); 2. The locality, site and particular type of local environment occupied by an organism.
Habitat has been defined 27 different ways in documents like IAQ Building Education and Assessment Model, FRTR Glossary, Code of Virginia, and 7 more.