List of parasitic organisms

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

Endoparasites[edit]

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

Plants[edit]

Parasitic worms[edit]

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

Protozoans[edit]

Fungi[edit]

Ectoparasites[edit]

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

Arthropoda[edit]

Annelids[edit]

Monogeneans[edit]

Monogeneans are flatworms, generally ectoparasites on fish.

Mollusks[edit]

Chordates[edit]

Plants[edit]

Fungi[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]