Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Dishonesty the Best Policy

Scientific American reports on work by Isabelle M. Cote and Karen L. Cheney who
found that the bluestriped fangblenny fish (Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos)

[can pretend] to be a bluestreak cleaner fish (Labroides dimidiatus--an animal that helps other species by removing parasites).

[T]he fangblenny then ambushes its prey.

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