Biology:List of parasitic organisms

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This is an incomplete list of organisms that are true parasites upon other organisms.

Endoparasites

(endo = within; parasites that live inside their hosts)

Plants

Parasitic worms

These can be categorized into three groups; cestodes, nematodes and trematodes. Examples include:

Protozoans

Fungi

Arthropods

Ectoparasites

(ecto = outside; parasites that live on but not within their hosts, for example, attached to their skin)

Arthropoda

Annelids

  • Hirudinea (some leeches)

Monogeneans

Monogeneans are flatworms, generally ectoparasites on fish.

Mollusks

Chordates

Plants

Fungi

References

See also

  • List of fictional parasites