25 Most Captivating and Gorgeous Green Colored Animals in The World

Although green is one of the commonest colors in the world, it is so difficult to find animals in pure green color.

Green is the color of aliens as depicted on books and movies. It is also, of course, the color of Incredible Hulk. Green is a color used to describe plants or the ocean. Green can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick. A person who looks ill is describes as “green around the gills”. In the US, green is a colloquial for money.

1.) Harlequin Ghost Pipefish

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One of the most peculiar-looking marine creatures is the Solenostomus paradoxus commonly known as Harlequin Ghost Pipefish.

2.) Pygmy Leatherjacket

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One of the unique-looking green fishes is the Pygmy Leatherjacket or Brachalluteres jacksonianus. This amazingly cool-looking fish anchors itself at night by biting onto a plant.

3.) Darica Piranha

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Darica Piranha is a species of freshwater fish native to South America. This ferocious animal occasionally makes its way to aquarium trade.

4.) Cicindela sexguttata

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This metallic and brightly colored insect is called Cicindela sexguttata. This creature feeds of ants. It is commonly known as Six Spotted Tiger Beetle. It is also known as Six Spotted Green Beetle.

5.) Cucumber Green Spider

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The Cucumber Green Spider or Araniella cucurbitina is a gorgeous green colored species of a spider and can be found mostly on forest clearings.

6.) Roheline amblik

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Roheline amblik is a green colored species of spider.

7.) Green Katydid

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The Green Katydid on the above photo is a Tettigonia viridissima commonly known as the Great Green Bush-cricket.

8.) Mimela splendens

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Mimela splendens is a small but brightly colored beetle species endemic to Japan.

9.) Praying Mantis

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Praying Mantis or Sphodromatis viridis is a green-colored insect known for their bizarre sexual behavior where the female consumes the male after sexual intercourse.

10.) Cassida rubiginosa

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This green insect known as Cassida rubiginosa was photographed in Commanster, High Ardennes in Belgium.

11.) Green Moth

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This green colored moth is commonly known as Common Emerald. This insect was photographed in Wavrin, in Northern France.

12.) Mexican Green Beetle

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Mexican Green Beetle

13.) Polyphemus Moth

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The caterpillar of the Polyphemus Moth or Antheraea polyphemus is a brightly green-colored caterpillar native to North America.

14.) Green Parakeet

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The Green Parakeet or Aratinga holochlora is a green-colored parrot that is endemic to Mexico and other Central American countries.

15.) Green Earth Worm

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Well, I am sure this had surprised you – a green-colored earthworm.

16.) Leptopelis Barbouri

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There are plenty of green colored frogs and one of them is the Leptopelis Barbouri.

17.) Common Tree Frog

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Common Tree Frog or Hyla arborea is a green-colored frog native to Jordan.

18.) Green Tree Frog

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The Green Tree Frog is one of the largest species of frogs in the world. It appears green because light reflects off of a blue under layer of chemicals and through a yellow upper layer, filtering the light to be primarily green.

19.) Mediterranean Tree Frog

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Mediterranean Tree Frogs are scientifically known as Hyla meriodionalis. This green-colored frog is also commonly known as Stripeless Tree Frog.

20.) Green Iguana

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The Green Iguana or Common Iguana is endemic to Central and South America and is known by the scientific name of Iguana iguana.

21.) Elaphe climacophora

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 Elaphe climaphora is a snake species which is notable for its glossy metallic green coloration.

22.) Crotalus basiliscus

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Crotalus basiliscus is a green-colored venomous pit viper native to Mexico. Its scientific name is literally translated as King Basilisk.

23.) Emerald Tree Boa

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One of the most colorful snakes in the world is the Emerald Tree Boa or Corallus caninus. This non-venomous boa species inhabits the rainforests of South America.

24.) Smooth Green Snake

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The Smooth Green Snake or Opheodrys vernalis, as it name implies is a bright green non-venomous snake endemic to North America.  

25.) Green Crocodile

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I am pretty sure you were surprised to see a green colored crocodile but it does exist. The green crocodile on the above photo was photographed in Kachikali, Bakau in Gambia

See also

World’s Most Beautiful Blue Animals

World’s Coolest-Looking Orange-Colored Creatures

The Magnificent and Elegant Looking Black Animals

World’s Most Elegantly Colored and Remarkable Yellow Animals

Pretty in Pink: Very Rare Pink-Colored Animals

Pretty in Pink: Very Rare Pink-Colored Animals Two

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18 Responses to “25 Most Captivating and Gorgeous Green Colored Animals in The World”
  1. Raj the Tora Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Excellent collection of species and photos, which has always been your strength Nobert. I personally missed chameleons and boomslang and green vine snake in the list :)

    And by the way, no skin of croc/alligator/caiman/gharial is green by birth. This crocodile is green, thanks to the dirty water and green algae that has grown on its scaly skin.

  2. Raj the Tora Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 4:45 am

    And yeah! There are many species of perfect-green grasshoppers and locusts, which are all green except their eyes.

  3. clandestinef Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Very earthy colors…hehehe
    Great Work… Nice reading from you again…

  4. papaleng Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Bro, halos nailagay mo na ang mga green animals except for one. Yung bang mga sisiw na green , na prize sa bunot.

  5. danise Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 6:24 am

    jeje before I’ve read pink animals now green are there orange animals?jeje very well researched…

  6. s hayes Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Fantastic article – a feast for the eyes – we have some weird and wonderful critters in this world

  7. Baijayanti Pradhan Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Good research…with beautiful pictures.

  8. mphsglo Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Very nice pictures. I can count on you to have unique and interesting topics.

  9. CHIPMUNK Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Exquisite colours

  10. Guy Hogan Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    What strange and beautiful creatures. We have Praying Mantis in our area.

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    On May 15, 2011 at 4:34 pm

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  12. quiet voice Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    ….Neat. Didn’t know there were so many green animals.

  13. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Norbert, an outstanding job, finding all these green beings of nature.

  14. Eunice Tan Says...

    On May 15, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Most I see for the first time from your article. Well research.

  15. PR Mace Says...

    On May 16, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Outstanding article. Loved the pictures as green is one of my favorite colors.

  16. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On May 16, 2011 at 12:42 am

    So many green colored animals, that’s lovely.

  17. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On May 16, 2011 at 3:00 am

    That’s a really impressive post, Nobert. I had no idea there were so many green creatures out there.

  18. Judy Sheldon Says...

    On May 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    All these green creatures make us “green” with envy. :-)

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