10 Purple Colored Animals

How many purple-colored animals can you name? Let me show you ten.

Name a purple fruit and the very first thing that will come to mind will most probably be grapes. How about in the animal kingdom? Can you name any purple-colored animals?

When I tried searching for grape-hued creatures I discovered that many of them are living in the ocean which means that most of us will only get to see them in pictures. Many bottom dwellers come in all sorts of colors, several even in combination like the sea star, sea slugs and their relatives.Try searching for pink, orange, green and blue animals and many images will no doubt be family members of these small sea creatures.

Land animals that also come in many colors include frogs, insects, and birds. Do they also have cousins with purple complexion? See for yourself.

Purple Jellyfish

File:Pelagia noctiluca (Sardinia).jpgHans Hillewaert/Wikipedia

Purple Crab

photomarlin harms/Flickr

Purple Frog

File:Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis.jpgKarthickbala/Wikipedia

Purple Sea Urchin

photoJerry Kirkhart/Flickr

Purple Gallinule

File:Purple Swamphen I IMG 9278.jpgJ.M Garg/Wikipedia

Purple Tang

photoTim Wang/Flickr

Glossy Starling

File:Iris Glossy Starling - side color.jpgDoug Janson/Wikipedia

Sea star

photoJuliet Chase/Flickr

[What are Sea Stars?]





Minette Layne/Flickr

[What are Nudibranchs?]

* Images licensed under creative commons

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20 Responses to “10 Purple Colored Animals”
  1. BluSphere Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Wow awesome article my friend!! Those were indeed beautiful and I especially liked the Glossy Starling.

    Thank you for sharing this. It was a fun title.

    Best regards,

  2. diyakapoor Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Really very nice post with beautiful pictures

  3. Brewed Coffee Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Nice purple animals. I was only able to think of Barney when you said purple. :-)

  4. K Kristie Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Blu, I actually found up to five kinds of birds with purple hues, and other glossy starlings have more purple in them but like you I also liked the purple on this one and the bird is nicely capture by the lens, too.

  5. The Quail 1957 Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Purple, purple everywhere i looked. Excellent artile! The pictures were out of this world beautiful. Well done my friend!

  6. Nykesha Alexandra Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 3:38 am

  7. dino renaldo Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 3:48 am

    nice share

  8. Eunice Tan Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Amazing color & animal. I love purple.

  9. Purnomosidhi Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Beautiful animals!

  10. elor Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 8:02 am

    nice nice

  11. awesome11 Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 11:42 am

    great share! thanks!

  12. Anastasia Meredith Oh Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

    beautiful pictures!
    that frog is UGLY!
    the others are quite pretty though, especially the bird!

  13. PSingh1990 Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Nice Share.


  14. S A JOHNSON Says...

    On December 1, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Very cool and pretty.

  15. papaleng Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Nak! isa na namang magandang post. JK. marami akong napupulot na writing style sa gawa mo..

  16. K Kristie Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    salamat, papaleng. =)

  17. Yovita Siswati Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    beautifullly colored animals! I like purple.

  18. Agnes Chin Says...

    On December 3, 2010 at 1:42 am

    the purple sea star look very elegant.

  19. crisdiwata Says...

    On January 14, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Nakakatuwa naman ang color nila, I like the jellyfish the most. Looks attractive to me.

  20. arielcnacion Says...

    On May 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

    very purpley. =) i know something about the purple frog. the rest are an addition. good post.

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