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What is acoustic aposematism? Definition and examples

what acoustic aposematism means: In the natural world, aposematism refers to traits which have developed evolutionarily in organisms to prevent attacks from predators. These function by signaling that it would not be profitable to prey upon the organism in question.

This signaling can take different forms, including:

Species which use sound in this way – acoustic aposematism – include:

Study of acoustic forms of aposematism gives researchers and practitioners within the field of bioacoustics an opening to study acoustic predator/prey interactions in all of their complex “behavioral, physiological, and evolutionary contexts”.


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