A Matador-like Predator Diversion Strategy Driven by Conspicuous Coloration in Guppies

@article{Heathcote2020AMP,
  title={A Matador-like Predator Diversion Strategy Driven by Conspicuous Coloration in Guppies},
  author={R. Heathcote and J. Troscianko and S. Darden and D. Croft},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2020},
  volume={30},
  pages={2844-2851.e8}
}
Understanding the adaptive function of conspicuous coloration has been a major focus of evolutionary biology for much of the last century. Although considerable progress has been made in explaining how conspicuous coloration can be used in functions as diverse as sexual and social signaling, startling predators, and advertising toxicity [1], there remain a multitude of species that display conspicuous coloration that cannot be explained by existing theory. Here we detail a new "matador-like… Expand
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