Fallen leaves on the water-bed: diurnal camouflage of three night active fish species in an Amazonian streamlet

Resemblance to dead leaves is a well known type of camouflage recorded for several small vertebrates that dwell in the leaf and root litter on the ground. We present here instances of such resemblance in three species of nocturnal fishes (Siluriformes and Gymnotiformes) that spend the daytime among...

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Publication Date:2006
Main Author: Sazima,Ivan
Other Authors: Carvalho,Lucélia Nobre, Mendonça,Fernando Pereira, Zuanon,Jansen
Document type: Article
Published: Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia
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Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1679-62252006000100013
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