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Batesian Mimicry between a Cardinalfish (Apogonidae) and a Venomous Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae) from the Philippine Islands

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Title: Batesian Mimicry between a Cardinalfish (Apogonidae) and a Venomous Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae) from the Philippine Islands
Authors: Seigel, Jeffrey A.
Adamson, Thomas A.
Issue Date: Jan 1983
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Seigel JA, Adamson TA. 1983. Batesian mimicry between a cardinalfish (apogonidae) and a venomous scorpionfish (scorpaenidae) from the Philippine Islands. Pac Sci 37(1): 75-79.
Abstract: An apparent case of Batesian mimicry involving the cardinalfish
Fowleria sp. and the venomous scorpionfish Scorpaenodes guamensis is described
. Classical definitions of Batesian systems require that the mimic be less
common than the model. The present data do not suggest a classical Batesian
mimetic system. However, if the model is considered to be the generalized
scorpaenid morph characteristic of S. guamensis and other Philippine scorpaenids,
then the mimetic association between Fowleria sp. and S corpaenodes
guamensis is a classical Batesian system.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/646
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 37, Number 1, 1983



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