Crypsis and communication functions of UV-visible coloration in two coral reef damselfish, Dascyllus aruanus and D.reticulatus *

@article{Losey2003CrypsisAC,
  title={Crypsis and communication functions of UV-visible coloration in two coral reef damselfish, Dascyllus aruanus and D.reticulatus *},
  author={George S. Losey},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2003},
  volume={66},
  pages={299-307}
}
  • G. Losey
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
Abstract The bold colours of reef fish probably serve various functions ranging from crypsis to advertisement. The presence of UV-sensitive vision in many reef fish demands that we explore these functions beyond the range of human vision. Current knowledge of the transmission of UV and visible radiation through clear ocean water, and knowledge of the likely spectral sensitivity of predatory and prey fish suggest that contrasting UV signals should be selected for social communication. For many… Expand
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