Rock pool fish use a combination of colour change and substrate choice to improve camouflage

@article{Smithers2018RockPF,
  title={Rock pool fish use a combination of colour change and substrate choice to improve camouflage},
  author={Samuel P Smithers and Rebecca C. Rooney and A. Wilson and M. Stevens},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2018},
  volume={144},
  pages={53-65}
}
  • Samuel P Smithers, Rebecca C. Rooney, +1 author M. Stevens
  • Published 2018
  • Mathematics
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Camouflage can be achieved by both morphological (e.g. colour, brightness and pattern change) and behavioural (e.g. substrate preference) means. Much of the research on behavioural background matching has been conducted on species with fixed coloration and body patterns, while less is known about the role background choice plays in species capable of rapid (within minutes or seconds) colour change. One candidate species is the rock goby, Gobius paganellus, a common rock pool fish capable of… CONTINUE READING
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