Symbiosis

interaction between two different living organisms

Mutualism

An interaction that is beneficial to both organisms involved

Example

The clownfish has a safe place to live and the sea anemones are saved by the clownfish from being eaten by their predators, the butterfly fish.
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Commensalism

An association between two organisms in which one benefits and the other derives neither benefit nor harm

Example

Whales and Barnicles
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Parasitism

A non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.

Example

Fleas and Mosquitos feed on the blood of other organisms for its benfits
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