Top 10 Colour Changing Animals Around the World

There are millions species of animals that are living on planet earth. All the species are not same they have different characteristics that vary from animal to animal. So, here we are listing 10 colour changing animals around the world. The changing colours in animals are one of the most amazing things that you see.

Colour Changing Animals Around the World

1. Cuttlefish

The Cuttlefish is a undersea creature and one of the colour changing animals in the world that uses its characteristics in order to defend herself. This will help the Cuttlefish to hide from the predators. It has the ability to change the colour of a rock, plants and many more in order to keep her safe in the extreme conditions. It also uses some kind of ink at the last moment for the defence purpose.

Cuttlefish, One of the best colour changing animals
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2. Pacific Tree Frog

Pacific Tree Frog is usually found in North America. They can easily recognisable by their sticky toe pads. This is very helpful in climbing the plants and trees. Pacific Tree Frog found in many different colours like green, tan, red, brown and green naturally but they can also change colour according to the surroundings and hence one of the best colour changing animals in the world. They can also use its colour changing ability in order to defend them. The colour can happen for 1 or 2 minutes in which it is very difficult for the predators like snakes and birds to spot them.

Pacific Tree Frog
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3. Golden Tortoise Beetle

Golden Tortoise Beetle is a very small insect that usually found in North America. They are also known as golden bugs. They are very famous among the family of beetles because of one of the best colour changing animals in  that family. As soon as it any threat comes it’s automatically changes colour to goldish orange. The changes of the colour will last for about 2 to 3 minutes. So by this way Golden Tortoise Beetle surprize and disguise the predator.

Golden Tortoise Beetle, Colour Changing Animals Around the World
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4. Chameleons

Chameleons is one of the most famous colour changing animals around the world. The rapid change of the skin colour is the most amazing characteristics of the animal. The change of colour in Chameleons is usually depends on their mood, the outside temperature and the intensity of light in the surroundings. There are also many species which can take any colour. There are around 16 different species of Chameleons in total.

Chameleons
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5. North Pacific Giant Octopus

Besides changing colours the North Pacific Giant Octopus is also famous for its size and one of the colour changing animals in order to protect themselves from the predators. The have a weight of around 156 pounds which makes them oceans biggest. It is very large but at the same time it’s very difficult to spot them. They are generally found in brown colour but can change colour depend on the mood.

North Pacific Giant Octopus, Colour Changing Animals Around the World
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You can also read this: Top 10 Most Beautiful Fishes in the World

6. Flounder

Flounder fish is one of the perfect examples of adapting in different habitat. They can easily change colour depending on the habitat. They are naturally brown in colour. They also have markings on the skin. The markings as well the colour both changes as soon as they moved in to the new habitat. The retina of the Flounder fish receives the light to detect the surface colour of the new habitat and colour changes accordingly. It is one of the most efficient colour changing animals in the world

Flounder
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7. Arctic Fox

Basically we can the most colour changing animals are Reptiles and fish. They can easily survive even if the temperature is less than 50 degree Celsius. The thick fur helps them to be well adapted to live in the Arctic climate. The different body shape also helps Arctic Fox to conserve heat. The Fox changes the coat as per season. In the winters it is a bright and snowy white and in the summers they are light brown that helps it blend in with rocks.

Arctic Fox, Colour Changing Animals Around the World
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8. Flower Spider

It is also known as crab spider. These spiders are predators that wait very patiently on the leaves for their next meal. When they are sitting on plants they can change the colour and can develop rich yellow, white or green that makes them completely invisible. This is happening due to the reflection of light.

Flower Spider, Colour Changing Animals Around the World
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9. Seahorses

These fish are termed as ocean’s most decorated fish. If you try to find them in in different colour ranges they are the one who can very easily change their colours, textures and patterns depending on their background. They are really very difficult to find. The only thing by which you can make guess is the twisty tail.

Seahorses
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10. Mimic Octopus

They are one of the intelligent aquatic animals that usually found in the Indo-Pacific region. Their name says it all. The aquatic mimic Octopus can mimic the different sea animals like snake, stingrays and jellyfish by their body movement and changing colour characteristics. They can also take the colour off the animal which they want to mimic. They also use the colour changing in order to adapt to the surroundings.

Mimic Octopus
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You can also read this: 10 Strange Animals Found Only in Africa

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