aposematic coloration


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Related to aposematic coloration: cryptic coloration, Mullerian mimicry

ap·o·se·mat·ic coloration

 (ăp′ə-sə-măt′ĭk)
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Noun1.aposematic coloration - conspicuous coloration or markings of an animal serving to warn off predatorsaposematic coloration - conspicuous coloration or markings of an animal serving to warn off predators; "a skunk's aposematic coloration"
protective coloration - coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
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Experimental support for aposematic coloration in the salamander Ensatina eschscholtziixanthoptica: implication for mimicry of Pacific newts.
Chemical defense (toxic and unpalatable) in some taxa is correlated with aposematic coloration (Cott 1940, Cott and Benson 1970, Guilford 1990, Dumbacher and Pruett-Jones 1996).
Nonetheless, many snake species exhibit defensive or elusive behaviors such as cryptic and aposematic coloration, and mimetism (La Marca and Soriano 2004, Lancini 1986, Lotzkat 2007).