10 Stunning and Gorgeous Red Animals

Just a collection of 10 animals that are simply stunning and gorgeous in their red appearance.

Crimson Finch

The Common Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) is a small passerine bird found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. The species is found along rivers, swamps, moist savannahs, and grassy plains. This stunning red bird nest on the seeds of grasses and other plants, and on termites and spiders. The dome-shaped nest is usually bulk, long and flat. It can house 5 and 10 white eggs. The Crimson finch feeds on grass seeds and insects.

The Crimson Finch (also known as the Blood Finch) measures around 12 cm. They have a distinct appearance: Males have crimson plumage on the face, breast, rump, tail and flanks. Adult males have dark gray crowns, red beaks, brownish-red wings, and brown bellies. The females have the same color pattern but they are paler overall.

Red-spotted Coral Crab

The Red-spotted Coral Crab (Trapezia rufopunctata)is a small, polka dot looking guard crab. It is found in Indo-Pacific ocean at a depth of 3-40 m (10-130 ft). The species measures around 0.5 to 1 in. (1.5 to 2.5 cm). It lives in association with corals, feeding on coral tissue and mucus. In return, it defends its home from predators, like crown-of-thorns sea stars and other starfish.

Red-veined Darter

The Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) is a dragonfly common in southern Europe but until recently has increasingly been found in northwest Europe, including Britain and Ireland. Breeds nearly annually, in large shallow bodies of water such as rice paddies.

The species measures 38-40 mm. The adult males are pillar-box red in appearance with red-veins in the wings and bi-colored eyes (brown above and blue below). Females have yellow-brown abdomen with two black lines along each side. Juvenile males are colored as the females but have only a single line along each side of the abdomen.

Red Ruffed Lemur

The Red Ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) is one of two species in the genus Varecia, the ruffed lemurs; the other is the black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata). It is a large diurnal lemur inhabiting rainforests of Masoala, in Madagascar Island.

As its name would suggest, this stunning red animal has a rust-colored fur and with a white patch on the back of its neck. Its face is very dark black and has a long snout. Also, it has long, black, hairy tail. The species weighs about 3.3–3.6 kg (7.3–7.9 lb) and measures about 53 cm (21 in) long, with a 60 cm (24 in) tail. Females are slightly larger than males. They are very timid and they like to live in small and matriarchal groups. This long legged lemur diet include fruit, nectar and pollen.

Red Munia

The Red Munia (Amandava amandava) also known as strawberry finch or red avadavat, is a small, sparrow-sized bird. These birds measures around 9-10cm (3-4 inches). They are found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia. These birds measures around 9-10cm (3-4 inches).

Red Munia is easily identified by the rounded black tail and the bill that is seasonally red. During breeding season, the males appear red on most of the upper parts. Top of head and back are deep mahogany brown. The beak is red and the eyes are black with a white stripe just below each eye. There are white spots throughout their plumage and the legs are pink.

Red Munia feed mainly on grass seeds but will also eat insects.

Red Asian Arowana Fish

The Super Red Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus) is a popular aquarium fish largely because of their auspicious color and more affordable prices as compared to other Asian Arowana species. It is native to Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Adult fish grow up to 90 cm (35 in) in total length. The species have long bodies; large, elongated pectoral fins, dorsal and anal fins located far back on the body. The mouth is oblique with a very wide gape and the prominent lower jaw has two barbels at its tip.

Madagascar Tomato Frog

The Madagascar Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilli) is a large terrestrial frog endemic to Madagascar. These frogs are found in rivers, swamps, moist lowland forests, freshwater marshes, ponds, canals and ditches. The species is endangered as a result of deforestation and over-collecting for the pet trade.

Tomato frogs live up to their name by possessing a vibrant, orange-red color. Females are much larger than males, ranging in size from 8.5 to 10.5 cm and 230 g in weight. Males measure around 60 – 65 mm and 41 grams in weight. It is thought that the stunning red color of the tomato frog act as a warning to potential predators

Camel Shrimps

The Camel Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis) is also known as the Hinge-beak Shrimp, Durban Shrimp, Dancing Shrimp among others. The species is recognizable by a characteristic pattern of red and white stripes on its translucent body; and moveable rostrum (beak) that is usually angled upwards. It has large black eyes. The males tend to have larger claws than the females.

The Camel Shrimp measures 4 cm (1.6 in) in length. The species are widespread in Indo-Pacific region and are found in large groups in caves, under overhangs and amongst coral rubble. They feed on parasites, algae and plankton.

Scarlet Lily Beetle

The Scarlet Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) also called lily leaf beetle or Red Lily Beetle is an insect native to parts of Europe and Asia. Adults dults are strong fliers and, once established, will readily spread to wherever their host plant exists. They have a voracious appetite and can completely destroy healthy lily plants eating its leaves, stem, buds, and flower.It is now a pest in most temperate climates where lilies are cultivated.

The adult Scarlet Lily Beetle measures around 6 to 9 mm (¼–⅜ in) in length. It has, rectangular body shape, large eyes, long black antennae, and distinctive black legs. Its elytra (harder forewings) are bright scarlet and shiny. When disturbed, adults emit a high pitch squeak, perhaps as a warning to other beetles.

African Sea Star

The African Sea Star (Protoreaster linckii), also known as the Red Spine Star, Red Knob Sea Star, Red-knobbed Starfish and the African red knob sea star is a species of starfish from the Indo-Pacific region. The species inhabit sandy or muddy sea beds to 100 m (330 ft) deep.

As their name suggests, African Sea Star are red in color, with numerous spiny tubercles — coming off its five arms. It has a gray body, a red underside with pink feet, and a central mouth. Fairly large, these stunning and gorgeous red creatures can grow to a maximum diameter of 30 cm (12 in). They eat a whole host of different sea critters including sponges, worms, invertebrates, and even other sea stars.

Red Velvet Mites

The Red Velvet Mites is in the family Thrombidiidae are known for their bright red color and their velvety coat of fine hairs. They have two tiny eyes, eight legs and fang-like mouth parts similar to those of spiders. Scientists suspect that the red hairs on Red velvet Mites act as sensors, to sense where they are going. Red velvet mites do not bite or sting.

These gorgeous-looking creatures mites grow around 1.5 cm up to 2 cm long, which is huge compared to other mites. They typically live in the soil and emerge after spring rains to feed on prey that appear in significant numbers after rainstorms. Adult red velvet mites typically feast on eggs of insects, termites and small spiders.

16 thoughts on “10 Stunning and Gorgeous Red Animals

  1. Rochkirstin Santos

    It's amazing to see the red ruffled lemur. It's like a monkey clad in red shirt like those ones worn by pet animals. The Camel Shrimp's body looks transparent with streaks of red.

  2. curlydianne

    I've never seen that red crab in my whole life. Literally – Red Crab 🙂 If I will see one, will try to taste it… My favorite viand

  3. Sef Tiburcio

    The Red Asian Arowana fish is the most common animal I have seen here. Oh, I always remember Chinese New year because of this fish.

  4. Fernando Lachica

    Red and colorful creatures really attracts humans. Their image tends to delightfully get the feeling of sweet thing to touch.

  5. John Benliro

    I'm a sucker for anything red. These animals are just awesome to look at. Napasaya nila ako ng sobra!

  6. Jonas Labagala

    I thought the lady bugs are the only red ones BUT I never thought that there would be a red arowana! Nice! 😀

  7. Karen of MrsLookingGood

    All beautiful! Red is a very attractive color for me. The coral crabs and camel shrimps are my favorites. Don't know if I can eat them though LOL

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