Symbiosis is a long term and direct association, interaction, or relationship between two different individuals; usually living in close proximity.
An interaction or relationship between two different individuals which mutually benefits both individuals.
A relationship where the host individual lacks the power or ability to produce something vital or necessary to it – and of which the individual endosymbiont produces. The endosymbiont lives within the host.
An interaction or relationship between two different individuals where one individual benefits from the relationship and the other is not harmed or benefited.
Where one individual uses another individual for transportation.
Where one individual uses another individual as a place of habitation.
An indirect relationship where one individual creates or prepares beneficial environment for another individual.
An interaction or relationship where one individual is harmed or destroyed by the other individual, while the other individual is unaffected, or otherwise not directly benefited or harmed.
An interaction/relationship where one individual through its power deprives another individual of a vital or necessary resource.
An interaction/relationship where one individual creates some product that has the power to cause a harmful or negative effect on the other individual. The product has no direct effect on the creator – does not harm or benefit it – but the product may indirectly benefit the creator through reduced competition for shared resources.
An interaction/relationship where one individual benefits, while the other individual is harmed. The individual that is being harmed is the host and the individual that benefits is the parasite.
ENDOPARASITISM: An interaction/relationship where the parasite individual lives within the host individual.
ECTOPARASITISM: An interaction/relationship where the parasite individual lives on the host individual.
PARASITIC CASTRATOR: An interaction/relationship where the parasite individual destroys the ability of the host individual to reproduce itself.
PARASITOIDS: An interaction/relationship where the parasitic individual kills ordestroy its host individual, often for parasitic reproduction.
MICROPREDATORS: An interaction/relationship where the parasite actively seeks its host, and attack host individuals that are limited in their power to resist the parasites attacks.
HYPERPARASITISM: An interaction/relationship where the parasitic individual uses another parasitic individual as their host.
SOCIALPARASITISM: An interaction/relationship where the parasite takes advantage of the social interactions of its host often through mimicry.
BROOD PARASITISM: An interaction/relationship where the parasite tricks its host to actively raising its young, usually by some level of deception.
KLEPTOPARASITSM: An interaction/relationship where the parasite steals resources from its host.
SEXUALPARASITISM: An interaction/relationship where the male is totally dependent on females of their own species for survival. The parasitic male is nourished and protected by the host female, the parasitic male provides sperm for female reproduction.
A parasite individual which is wholly dependent on its host for reproduction.
A parasitic individual which can act parasitically, but it is not dependent on the host for reproduction.
An interaction/relationship in which one individual mimics another to the benefit of the copier but at the detriment of the individual being copied.