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date: 07 December 2019

cryptic coloration (crypsis) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Ecology
Author(s):

Michael Allaby

Coloration that makes animals difficult to distinguish against their background, so tending to reduce predation. The effect of cryptic coloration may be to cause the appearance of the animal to merge into its background (e.g. the absence of all colour in some ... ...

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