What is a protozoan living in the digestive tract of a flea living on a dog is an example of?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

What is a protozoan living in the digestive tract of a flea living on a dog is an example of?
 
(a) Endo-parasitism
 
(b) Klepto-parasitism
 
(c) Hyper-parasitism
 
(d) Ecto-parasitism
 
This question was posed to me in a national level competition.
 
This is a very interesting question from Population Interactions-2 in chapter Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right answer is (c) Hyper-parasitism
 
The best I can explain: A protozoan living in the digestive tract of a flea living on a dog is an example of Hyper-parasitism. It is also known as secondary or epi-parasite. It is a relationship in which one parasite feeds on another parasite which in turn feeds on its host.