For what main reason do chameleons change color?

to match their surroundings
as a social signal to othe chameleons
their skin change color when pressed
chameleons do not change color
Color change in chameleons has various func­tion­s, de­pend­ing on the species, but the most common is social sig­nal­ing. Only few species, such as Smith's dwarf chameleon, also adjust their colors for cam­ou­flage.

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to match their surroundings
as a social signal to othe chameleons
their skin change color when pressed
chameleons do not change color
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flagItaly
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60%
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15
flagthe United States
55%
40%
1%
1%
106
flagGermany
53%
39%
3%
3%
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flagFrance
61%
38%
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flagthe United Kingdom
54%
37%
5%
3%
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flagNorway
57%
36%
0%
5%
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flagPoland
62%
28%
2%
6%
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flagthe Netherlands
62%
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flagUkraine
54%
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flagUnknown
75%
16%
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flagIndia
68%
15%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
69%
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Gender

men29%
women20%
to match their surroundings
60%
69%
as a social signal to othe chameleons
29%
21%
their skin change color when pressed
3%
3%
chameleons do not change color
6%
6%

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