Symbiont Description: The genus name of this parasite is Fasciolopsis and it is a member of the trematode class. There are two members of the Fasciolopsis genus, but only one is pathogenic.
Host Description:In the first stage of life, snails serve as hosts to the parasite. In the second stage, humans or pigs serve as the host when they consume water plants on which the metacercariae are encysted.
An Example of Social Status:
3.) Combes, Claude. Parasitology: The Ecology and Evolution of Intimate Interactions.