camouflage

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camouflage

a disguise resulting from an organism having similar coloration to the background, or markings which cause breaking of the outline (DISRUPTIVE COLORATION), so that the organism blends into the background and is hidden from predators. See CRYPTIC COLORATION.
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This is called concealing coloration. Another type of disguise is disruptive coloration.
Other animals blend in with their habitats, using either concealing coloration or disruptive coloration.
Concealing coloration: how is effectiveness of selection related to conspicuosness?