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        Apparent Death in Predatory Cichlids | EARTH A New Wild

        Playing dead, sometimes known as apparent death or playing possum, is a behavioral strategy for many types of animals. In this species of cichlid, a predatory fish attracts its prey by playing dead; this is a form of aggressive mimicry. Use this resource to demonstrate unique animal behavior, mimicry, and predator/prey relationships.

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