Behavioural elements reflect phenotypic colour divergence in a poison frog

@article{Prhl2010BehaviouralER,
  title={Behavioural elements reflect phenotypic colour divergence in a poison frog},
  author={Heike Pr{\"o}hl and Thomas Ostrowski},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={993-1015}
}
The coexistence of both aposematic and cryptic morphs as different anti-predator strategies within a species seems to be an unusual phenomenon in nature. The strawberry poison frog, Oophaga pumilio, shows an astonishing colour diversity among populations in western Panama. In this study we selected a red and a green colour morph from two Panamanian islands (Isla Solarte and Isla Colón) for behavioural observations and measurements of conspicuousness. We found that red frogs were more visible to… CONTINUE READING
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