disruptive coloration


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disruptive coloration

colour patterns which break up the outline of an organism and thus camouflage it.
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Shark Attack Mitigation System Cryptic Wetsuit proficiently hides the diver using disruptive coloration. Similarly, SAMS Warning Wetsuit portrays the diver to be a potentially dangerous food for the carnivore, thereby ensuring safety of the user.
Crypsis through disruptive coloration in an isopod.
Cuttlefish responded to high-contrast checkerboard squares located on the substrate directly beneath them with weak Disruptive body patterning (i.e., White Square only), but did not respond with Disruptive coloration to checkerboard squares located beyond their immediate 0BL annulus (Fig.
As regards disruptive coloration, the researcher say that these patterns tend to obscure the outline of the animal against certain backgrounds.
Another type of disguise is disruptive coloration. Animals using disruptive coloration use spots, stripes, or other patterns to disguise themselves.
Melanistic snakes may appear less cryptic to predators because they lack disruptive coloration and contrast strongly against natural backgrounds found in the region.
Its stripes are not for disruptive coloration but serve to conceal it from its intended prey.
A zebra's brown-and-white stripes are another form of camouflage, called disruptive coloration. Stripes work like an optical illusion to safeguard the animal, letting a zebra meld into its natural habitat on grassy African plains.
Crypsis, therefore, is a key form of camouflage that initially prevents detection, as disruptive coloration, background matching and masquerade do.
Hanlon & Messenger (1996) illustrated six mechanisms of crypsis used by cephalopods: general background resemblance, countershading/concealment of the shadow, disruptive coloration, deceptive resemblance, rarity through 'rapid, neutrally controlled polyphenism, and cryptic behaviour/vigilance.
Zebras camouflage by (disruptive coloration, disguise).