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An ectoparasite (or external parasite) is a parasite which feeds with at least part of his body outside the host's surface (epithelium, for animals). An ectoparasite (or external parasite) is a parasite which feeds with at least part of his body outside the host's epithelium. An ectoparasite is a parasite which body is not entirely inside the host's epithelium.

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Is bedbug is a ectoparasite?

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What do ectoparasite eat?

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What are examples of ectoparasite?

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Types of parasite?

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What damage does an ectoparasite do to its host?

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What is the difference between ectoparasite and endo parasite?

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Is a mosquito a ectoparasite?

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Is a mosquitoes a parasite?

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Explain parasitism and provide an example of this relationship?

Parasitism is a relationship in which one organism lives on or within another, and that organism harms the host organism while benefiting itself (a +/- relationship). An ectoparasite lives outside the body (e.g. a parasitic flea sucks the blood of a host dog) and an endoparasite lives inside the body (e.g. a parasitic tapeworm lives inside the intestinal tract of a host human). Fetuses can be considered parasites as well, although some argue that a parasite must be of a different species than its host.


What types of parasites are thre?

Based on the criteria under questioning the parasites can be classified in several ways - there are ecto- and endo- parasites to start with based on their location on/in the host. Then we have facultative and obligate parasities; while the former can survive in the absence of their host, the later can only survive if the host is present eg., all viruses. Further parasites can be classified based on their taxa - they may be bacteria, virus, fungi, protozoans etc... Parasites can be classified based on what they feed like sanguivorous which feed on blood eg., leeches (can also be classified as ectoparasite and facultative parasite).


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What are some words that start with ecto?

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