20 Beautiful Blue Colored Animals

Though abundant in nature, blue is a rare occurrence in the animal kingdom. Mention blue and animals, and the blue whale come to our mind. The color blue is common and can be observed all around us. But talk about its presence in the animal kingdom, and we can think of only a few examples. The animals mentioned below are listed according to their species and habitat. Although they are separated by their habitat and species, they share the same color, that is blue.

1. Blue Starfish

Blue Starfish

It can be found near coral reefs or sometimes on soft sand. Blue starfish has a dark or light blue color. This starfish is commonly found in the waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and the waters near Indonesia.

2. Blue Tang

Blue Tang

It’s popular among the aquarium-lovers. Blue Tang is known by names like the regal tang, flagtail sturgeon fish and palette sturgeon fish. Blue Tangs have an ability to make themselves semi-transparent if they are threatened.

3. Humphead Wrasse

Humphead Wrasse

They are found near coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific waters. This huge fish is the largest in its family and is also known as the Napoleonfish. Juveniles are red-orange while the adults are bluish-green.

4. Blue Lobster

Blue Lobster

It’s a mutant or a variant of the American lobster. The blue lobster is a very rare blue animal. There is one blue lobster in 2 million lobsters estimated.

5. Blue-ringed Octopus

Blue Ringed Octopus

This cute octopus lives in tide pools and reefs of the Indo-Pacific waters. They are docile, but can bite if they are provoked. Blue-ringed octopus is the deadliest marine animals. They can kill 26 humans within minutes. There is no antivenom available yet.

6. Blue Spotted Pufferfish

Blue Spotted Puffer

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All the members are known as sharp-nosed or Tobies. These beautiful Pufferfish belongs to the genus “Canthigaster”. Blue spotted pufferfish lack of pelvic fins. They use their pectoral fins to move around.

7. Ribbon Eel

Ribbon Eel

This eel species is found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and is recognized because of its expanded anterior nostrils. Ribbon eel resemble a Chinese dragon because of its thin body and high dorsal fins. The juveniles are black with a yellow fin, and the females are yellow with a black anal fin.

8. Blue Crab

Blue Crab

Males and females blue crab can be distinguished by the shape of their abdomen and the red-colored claw tips of the female. This type of crab is native to the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of the Mexico. The blue color is a result of pigmentation. These crab feed on small fish and plants too.

9. Hyacinth Macaw

Hyacinth Macaw

It has a small range in the wild, and they are popularly kept as pets. This beautiful bird is the largest macaw and flying parrot. These birds are fast becoming rare due to rapid pet trade. It should not be confused with Lear’s macaw, because the latter is smaller in size.They need manduvi trees for reproduction and the seeds are spread by them.

10. Blue Dacnis

Blue Dacnis

They can be distinguished from its long bills. This small bird has a huge range from Panama to northern Argentina. The adult females and juveniles are green in color with a blue head. It has an alternative name “turquoise honeycreeper”.

11. Peafowl

Peafowl

The blue peafowl is native to the Indian subcontinent. The male peafowl has a long tail, almost 60% of its total body length, while the peahen has no tail. Peacocks have thorn-like structures on their legs. The peacocks are said to be polygamous and will mate with many females.

12. Purple Honeycreeper

Purple Honeycreeper

These small birds are very bold, which can be seen when they try to scare away their predator, the Ferruginous pygmy owl. The bird is characterized by its long, decurved black bill. The male has a purple color, and the juveniles and females have a greenish color. It flies in small groups and feeds on nectar, berries and insects.

13. Steelblue Ladybird

Steelblue Ladybird

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Its native to Australia and feeds on aphids, mites, and small insects. These ladybirds eat a lot in the larval stage. It has a hard wing-cover which hides the antenna and legs, and protects it from ants. These ladybirds were pests’ controller in New Zealand

14. Carpathian Blue Slug

Carpathian Blue Slug

The males and the females look similar. Carpathian Blue Slug is a large terrestrial slug that is found in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe. The male and the female mate in the soil and almost 30-80 eggs are laid in a clutch. They died after the egg deposition.

15. Blue-headed Agama

Blue Headed Agama

They live in colonies where there is an alpha male who rules over all the subordinate males and females. These lizards have been found in savannah to forests. The blue-headed is restricted to the males.

16. Blue Footed Booby

Blue Footed Booby

Another blue colored animal is a bird named Blue Footed Booby. Blue Footed Booby is a seabird species categorized into the family of sulidae. This species is one of the widespread wings bird. The natural habitat of Blue Footed Booby can be located in the coastal area of Central and South America. This bird can grow up to 81 cm in height and 3 pounds in weight.

17. Moor Frog

Moor Frog

Moor frog can be located in the Europe until Siberia and you can also found it in Papua New Guinea. Moor frogs are hibernating during September until June. The male frog can be recognized with their blazing blue color.

18. Eastern Blue Gopper

Eastern Blue Gropper

Eastern Blue Gopper or Achoerodus can be found in the Australian coastal area. The male Eastern Blue Gopper can be easily recognized by its skin color which is blue. The characteristics of this fish are, fat in body, wider fin, thick lip and the female fish has a brown skin color.

19. Blue Damsefly

Blue Damsefly

Blue Damsefly is just like the other dragonflies but it has smaller in size. Blue Damsefly can be located in the United Kingdom and the other European countries. Well, I’m sure that you will see these tiny creatures in your garden.

20. Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin

This fish is the rock star on the sea. Many fishermen are dying to catch this ultra fast creature. Blue Marlin is considered as one of the biggest fish in the ocean. The female usually is heavier than the male. The female blue marlin can weighed up to 4.000 pounds. The blue colored part on their body are used for camouflage.

 

 

 

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