Aposematic signals and the relationship between conspicuousness and distinctiveness.

  title={Aposematic signals and the relationship between conspicuousness and distinctiveness.},
  author={Sami Merilaita and Graeme D. Ruxton},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={245 2},
It has long been recognized that prey that invest in toxic or other defenses often advertise these defenses by means of conspicuously coloured signals. One question that remains unanswered is why conspicuousness is such a universal trait of aposematic signals. Conspicuousness may allow more rapid avoidance learning by predators or improved retention of such… CONTINUE READING

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