Communication and camouflage with the same 'bright' colours in reef fishes.

@article{Marshall2000CommunicationAC,
  title={Communication and camouflage with the same 'bright' colours in reef fishes.},
  author={N. Justin Marshall},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={355 1401},
  pages={1243-8}
}
Reef fishes present the observer with the most diverse and stunning assemblage of animal colours anywhere on earth. The functions of some of these colours and their combinations are examined using new non-subjective spectrophotometric measurements of the colours of fishes and their habitat. Conclusions reached are as follows: (i) the spectra of colours in high spatial frequency patterns are often well designed to be very conspicuous to a colour vision system at close range but well camouflaged… CONTINUE READING

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