5 different kinds of symbiotic relationshipsbetween organisms◦ Mutualism◦ Commensalism◦ Parasitism/Predation◦ Competition◦ Neutralism
The relationship between two differentspecies of organisms that benefit from eachother.◦ Ex. Anemone fish and sea anemones. Sea anemones hides and protects the fish frompredators with its stinging tentacles. Anemone fish defend sea anemones from predatorssuch as the butterflyfish.
One species benefits while the other speciesis unaffected.◦ Ex. A bird living in a tree The bird benefits by having a home. Tree has no benefit.
One species of organisms benefits while theother is harmed.◦ Tapeworm inside of a human. Tapeworm benefits by receiving nutrients from thehost human. Human is harmed in the process.◦ Lion hunting a rabbit. Lion benefits from eating the rabbit for nutrients. Rabbit dies.
This relationship harms both species oforganisms. Organisms compete for the sameresources.◦ Ex. An eagle and a hawk Both species compete when hunting for prey.
When species are unaffected by theirrelationship with one another.◦ Ex. A tarantula and a cactus Tarantula and cactus do not affect each other in anyway.