Prominent ornaments and rapid color change: use of horns as a social and reproductive signal in unicornfish (Acanthuridae: Naso)

@article{Arai2006ProminentOA,
  title={Prominent ornaments and rapid color change: use of horns as a social and reproductive signal in unicornfish (Acanthuridae: Naso)},
  author={Hiroshi Arai and Tetsu Sato},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={54},
  pages={49-54}
}
The behavior of two unicornfishes, Naso unicornis with a horn-shaped protuberance on the forehead and Naso vlamingii with a round protuberance, was observed in social and reproductive contexts in an aquarium. Males of both species performed displays that were associated with quick changes in the colors of the protuberance and other body parts, highlighting the protuberance by color contrast. The displays with color changes of the protuberance took place when a male courted a female in the… CONTINUE READING

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