What is the difference between interspecific competition and intraspecific competition?

Define competition: competition is an interaction between organisms where one organism has a negative effect on the fitness of the other organism

Define interspecific competition: competition between organisms of different species
Define intraspecific competition: competition between organisms of the same species

Key tip: the question asks you to compare - use terms such as whereas and in contrast

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