Do cuttlefish (Cephalopoda) signal their intentions to conspecifics during agonistic encounters?

  title={Do cuttlefish (Cephalopoda) signal their intentions to conspecifics during agonistic encounters?},
  author={Shelley A. Adamo and Roger T. Hanlon},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Abstract Abstract. Male cuttlefish adopt a specific body pattern during agonistic behaviour called the Intense Zebra Display. Some components of the Display were variable, especially the chromatic component termed ‘dark face’, which could vary in the degree of darkness. Facial darkness was measured using a video analysis system. Males that eventually withdrew from conspecifics without fighting maintained a lighter face during the initial stage of agonistic encounters. When both males maintained… Expand
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