aposematic coloration

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Related to aposematic coloration: cryptic coloration, Mullerian mimicry

ap·o·se·mat·ic coloration

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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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versicolor specimens could take some advantage from the possible aposematic coloration of L.
Although these data cannot be extrapolated to other groups of opistho-branchs, and some of the most conspicuously colored groups (such as chromodorid nudibranchs) could have achieved rapid diversification because of aposematic coloration defense strategies (Johnson and Gosliner, 2012), the present paper points out the need for caution in making broad generali7ations about the biological and evolutionary role of color in opisthobranchs and other marine organisms.
Experimental support for aposematic coloration in the salamander Ensatina eschscholtziixanthoptica: implication for mimicry of Pacific newts.
Evolutionary stability of aposematic coloration and prey unprofitability: A theoretical analysis.
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).
yellow autumn leaves serve as aposematic coloration.