At the risk of starting yet another round of definitions, I would be
interested in learning the consensus regarding the concept of organisms which
seem to be parasites of their own species. Can a creature be a parasite of
its own species? If not, why not?
Please apply this question to:
The anglerfish Photocorynus spiniceps.
The marine worm Bonella.
The nematode Trichosomoides crassicauda.
The blook fluke Schistosoma haematobium.
not even a biologist, but interested in this issue all the same