Müllerian mimicry

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Müllerian mimicry

[mi′ler·ē·ən ′mim·ə·krē]
(zoology)
Mimicry between two aposematic species.
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The differences in feeding deterrence reported in the literature for various metabolites from nudibranchs are in accordance with the concept that Batesian and Mullerian mimicry are two extreme ends of a continuum and that the species within a Mullerian mimetic circle might vary in their deterrent potential (Mallet, 1999; Balogh et al.
That means clicking works both as Mullerian mimicry (two unpalatable species benefiting by making similar sounds that predators can learn by catching either one) and Batesian mimicry (edible prey borrowing an "unpalatable" signal), says Barber.
This kind of mimicry, in which both look-alike species are noxious, is known as Mullerian mimicry.