publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Protective Coloration In Animals

Leena Lakhani;
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  • Published: 08 Sep 2017
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Animals have range of defensive markings which helps to the risk of predator detection (camouflage), warn predators of the prey’s unpalatability (aposematism) or fool a predator into mimicry, masquerade. Animals also use colors in advertising, signalling services such as cleaning to animals of other species, to signal sexual status to other members of the same species. Some animals use color to divert attacks by startle (dalmatic behaviour), surprising a predator e.g. with eyespots or other flashes of color or possibly by motion dazzle, confusing a predator attack by moving a bold pattern like zebra stripes. Some animals are colored for physical protection, such...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structures
free text keywords: PROTECTIVE COLORATION IN ANIMALS
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Protective Coloration In Animals

Leena Lakhani;