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.

Answers distribution

to match their surroundings
as a social signal to othe chameleons
their skin change color when pressed
chameleons do not change color
answers
flagItaly
38%
61%
0%
0%
13
flagFrance
58%
41%
0%
0%
12
flagthe United States
56%
39%
1%
1%
103
flagGermany
53%
39%
3%
3%
58
flagthe United Kingdom
54%
37%
5%
2%
93
flagNorway
57%
36%
0%
5%
19
flagPoland
62%
28%
2%
6%
3678
flagUnknown
75%
20%
5%
0%
20
flagUkraine
54%
18%
0%
27%
11
flagIndia
72%
16%
5%
5%
18
flagRepublic of Ireland
66%
8%
16%
8%
12
flagthe Netherlands
76%
7%
0%
15%
13

Gender

men29%
women20%
to match their surroundings
60%
69%
as a social signal to othe chameleons
29%
20%
their skin change color when pressed
3%
3%
chameleons do not change color
6%
6%

Details

Author: globalquiz.org
tools
Should this question be improved? Improve it.
Globalquiz questions are translated by users for other users. Translate this question.