The Evolution of Chemical Alarm Signals: Attracting Predators Benefits Alarm Signal Senders

@article{Chivers1996TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Chemical Alarm Signals: Attracting Predators Benefits Alarm Signal Senders},
  author={D. Chivers and G. Brown},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1996},
  volume={148},
  pages={649 - 659}
}
A wide variety of organisms possess damage-released alarm pheromones that evoke antipredator responses in conspecifics. Understanding the evolution of such involuntary alarm signals has been perplexing because it is difficult to see direct benefits to the sender, notwithstanding benefits derived from warning relatives. Recently, it has been proposed that the alarm pheromone, or Schreckstoff, of Ostariophysan fishes may function in a fashion analogous to distress calls of many birds and mammals… Expand
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