Identifying the structure in cuttlefish visual signals.

  title={Identifying the structure in cuttlefish visual signals.},
  author={Anne Crook and Roland Baddeley and D. Osorio},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={357 1427},
The common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) communicates and camouflages itself by changing its skin colour and texture. Hanlon and Messenger (1988 Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 320, 437-487) classified these visual displays, recognizing 13 distinct body patterns. Although this conclusion is based on extensive observations, a quantitative method for analysing complex patterning has obvious advantages. We formally define a body pattern in terms of the probabilities that various skin features are… CONTINUE READING

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