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colour phase

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color phase

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1. (Zoology) a seasonal change in the coloration of some animals
2. (Zoology) an abnormal variation in the coloration shown by a group of animals within a species
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This is especially true when it comes to certain color phases (see sidebar), and again, boils down to pedigree.
Not only good bears but also a rainbow selection of color phases.
A recent study examined physiological differences between these two color phases across sex in response to a low salinity environment in an invasive population and observed that females of both color phases show more robust physiological tolerance compared with their male counterparts, which could contribute to the invasive capabilities of this species (Pennoyer et al.
Young-of-the-year (YOY) GSB pass through various color phases and morphological changes during early development.
Color phases add to the fascination of bear hunting.
serratus (Johnson, 2000), the frequency of occurrence of the color morphs is lacking, in contrast to the extensive literature examining differences in the color phases among populations of P.
A couple of other color phases, or variations, are found in this species as well.
There are two distinct versions (different color phases and poses) of each of 11 small mammals that generally live in grasslands, along creeks/ponds, or woodland edges of Midwestern habitats: Eastern Chipmunk, Franklin's Ground Squirrel, Eastern Mole, Plains Pocket Gopher, Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel, Northern Short Tailed Shrew, Southern Bog Lemming, Meadow Vole, Meadow Jumping Mouse, Deer Mouse, and Northern Grasshopper Mouse.
He now offers three color phases of the University of Minnesota's original Frontenac grape: Frontenac, Frontenac Gris and Frontenac Blanc.
Yellow and banded color phases have been observed and collected on the Great Barrier Reef of Cryptocentrus cinctus Herre and these have been observed to change color (R.
In 2005, Phase I of a project to restore anchialine pools within the Kalaeloa Unit rehabilitated an anchialine pool and led to the successful recruitment of two color phases of an anchialine pool shrimp known as 'opae 'ula (Halocaridina rubra), a species at risk.