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- Beeching, Simon C.
- Ichthyological research 2017 v.64 no.3 pp. 301-307
- Thorichthys, etc ; adults; color; experimental design; fish; mimicry (behavior); sexual maturity; Show all 7 Subjects
- ... Red coloration is a conspicuous feature of many visual signals and can function to attract or deter its viewers. Among fishes, red is associated with specialized nuptial, territorial and aposematic (warning) displays. Both sexes of the firemouth cichlid fish Thorichthys meeki develop red ventral coloration at sexual maturity, along with temporally variable black (melanic) elements. Isolated adult ...