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Crypsis through disruptive coloration in an isopod
Uppsala University.
1998 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, ISSN 0962-8452, Vol. 265, no 1401, 1059-1064 p.Article in journal (Other scientific) Published
Abstract [en]

The white-spotted colour morph of the marine isopod Idotea baltica appears cryptic on the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus with its white-coloured epizoites Electra crustulenta and Balanus improvisus. This study shows that the crypsis of this coloration is ac

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ROYAL SOC LONDON , 1998. Vol. 265, no 1401, 1059-1064 p.
Keyword [en]
background matching; camouflage; crypsis; disruptive coloration; Idotea baltica; IDOTEA-BALTICA; POLYMORPHISM; VARIABILITY; PREDATION; TESTS
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-83493OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-83493DiVA: diva2:111401
Addresses: Merilaita S, Uppsala Univ, Dept Zool, Villavagen 9, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala Univ, Dept Zool, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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