This predator has evolved to look EXACTLY like a harmless Peacock cichlid that only eats tiny sand organisms. It pretends to eat sand, and then violently attacks unsuspecting fish.
About Mutant Planet : Science Channel – Prepare to be transported to strange worlds within worlds where it seems as if nature has thrown the rule book out the window. Go in for a closer look, and see how the magic of evolution and the forces of nature have together shaped eccentric animals, eclectic lifestyles and unorthodox patterns of behavior.
Why is our planet filled with such a bewildering diversity of mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, insects and plants? We reveal why nature allows strange and eccentric animals and their patterns of behavior to flourish through the miracle of natural selection. Each episode focuses on key animals in six very special regions of our planet, and takes audiences on a journey of detection and discovery to understand the powerful forces that create the mysteries of evolution. The power and mystery of evolution.