Cryptic Colouration

Science / Marine Biology / Cryptic Colouration: To protect themselves against predators, many animals acquire colouring and markings to match and conceal them in their usual surroundings. For example the nudibranch (sea slug), Rostanga pulchra, is practically indiscernible from the red sponges on which it lays its eggs.

Other Words for Cryptic

Cryptic Adjective Synonyms: obscure, mysterious, unclear, nebulous, vague, inscrutable, recondite, arcane, enigmatic, puzzling
Cryptic Noun Synonyms: secret, occult, mystical, hidden, esoteric, mystic, cabbalistic
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