Where do ectoparasites reside?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Where do ectoparasites reside?
 
(a) Within the blood
 
(b) In the intercellular spaces of host
 
(c) Within the cells
 
(d) On the surface of the host
 
I had been asked this question during a job interview.
 
Origin of the question is Population Interactions-2 in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right answer is (d) On the surface of the host
 
Best explanation: The ectoparasite is organisms that reside on the surface of the host. Some examples of ectoparasites are fleas, lice, mites, ticks, etc. These are obligatory parasites.