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Feigning death in the Central American cichlid Parachromis friedrichsthalii

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Feigning death, a hunting strategy in which a healthy individual acts as if it was dead to trick prey into its reach, is reported for a population of the Central American cichlid Parachromis friedrichsthalii. Possible mechanisms leading to the evolution of such a behaviour are discussed.
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Keywords: Cichlidae; Lake Malawi; Mexico; Nimbochromis livingstonii; fish behaviour; hunting strategy

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2005-03-01

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