Visual signaling, chemical cues and camouflage in a stomatopod crustacean

Franklin, Amanda.


  • Abstract: During contests over resources, animals may avoid escalating to physical combat by first signaling their fighting ability. Numerous studies have demonstrated that colored patches can be used as agonistic signals. However, there are few studies investigating agonistic color signaling in aquatic invertebrates, or in animals with complex visual systems. Stomatopods have the most complex vis... read more
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