Biology Terminology Photo Blog

8. Parasite

A parasite is an organism that lives on or inside another organism. This other organism that is lives on, or in, is called the “host”. The organism lives on its host to benefit from it and get the same nutrients at the host’s expense.

A more accurate image would have been an image of a barnacle on a crabs back, or even a Whale’s, but a barnacle on a dock was the closest I could get.

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