bright and striking coloration, as the conspicuous stripes of the skunk, occurring in many distasteful or poisonous animals
The conspicuous markings of a noxious or unpalatable organism, such as a skunk, that serve to warn off potential predators. Also called aposematic coloration .
Conspicuously recognizable markings of an animal that serve to warn potential predators of the nuisance or harm that would come from attacking or eating it. The bold patterns of skunks and the bright colors of poison arrow frogs are examples of warning coloration. Also called aposematic coloration