Teasing apart crypsis and aposematism – evidence that disruptive coloration reduces predation on a noxious toad

@inproceedings{McElroy2016TeasingAC,
  title={Teasing apart crypsis and aposematism – evidence that disruptive coloration reduces predation on a noxious toad},
  author={Matthew T. McElroy},
  year={2016}
}
Both cryptic and aposematic colour patterns can reduce predation risk to prey. These distinct strategies may not be mutually exclusive, because the impact of prey coloration depends on a predator’s sensory system and cognition and on the environmental background. Determining whether prey signals are cryptic or aposematic is a prerequisite for understanding the ecological and evolutionary implications of predator–prey interactions. This study investigates whether coloration and pattern in an… CONTINUE READING