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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flagSweden
25%
50%
0%
25%
16
flagCroatia
36%
27%
9%
27%
11
flagItaly
36%
47%
10%
5%
19
flagNorway
56%
32%
0%
12%
25
flagSpain
30%
30%
20%
20%
10
flagGermany
46%
31%
6%
15%
89
flagthe United States
53%
37%
1%
6%
119
flagthe United Kingdom
43%
34%
7%
13%
152
flagFrance
57%
35%
0%
7%
14
flagPoland
52%
20%
5%
21%
6996
flagUnknown
42%
11%
9%
35%
495
flagUkraine
60%
20%
0%
20%
15
flagthe Netherlands
43%
16%
0%
36%
30
flagRussia
58%
16%
16%
8%
12
flagIndia
71%
14%
9%
4%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
63%
5%
15%
10%
19

Gender

men27%
women22%
to match their surroundings
50%
62%
as a social signal to othe chameleons
23%
20%
their skin change color when pressed
6%
4%
chameleons do not change color
19%
13%

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