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A parasite that lives inside its host.



a parasitic organism that inhabits the internal organs of its animal or plant host. Endoparasites include intracellular parasites, which inhabit specific cells in their host. They belong to the group of endotrophic organisms. Many have complex life cycles, which include changes of hosts. Endoparasites are found among fungi, bacteria, and most animal phyla and classes (except Echinodermata, Brachiopoda, and Chordata).

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Endoparasites of western slimy salamanders, Plethodon albagula (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from Arkansas.
Endoparasites of the smallmouth salamander, Ambystoma texanum (Caudata: Ambystomatidae) from Dallas County, Texas.
The aim of current study was to determine the presence of ectoparasites and endoparasites in pigeon that congregate around the public squares of lages and to check the pigeon owner to see is there any relationship of common ectoparasites between the man and birds.
A significant increase was noted in mean eosinophil counts that may be due to allergic response to ecto-or endoparasites (Buddle et al.
We observed six taxa of ectoparasites (Table 1) and nine taxa of endoparasites (Table 2) from 81 individual swift foxes.
Some pathological effects of endoparasites on rodents with special reference to the population ecology of microtines.
Endoparasites of the dark-sided salamander, Eurycea longicauda melanopleura, and the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from two caves in Arkansas, U.
Many common endoparasites of reptiles have direct life cycles and can multiply to staggering numbers [10].
Deworming was done for both ecto and endoparasites before the start of experiment.
Experimental studies on lead accumulation in the eel-specific endoparasites Anguillicola crassus (Nematoda) and Paratenuisentis ambiguus (Acanthocephala) as compared with their host, Anguilla angulata.