The color red can symbolize many things from love and blood to courage and sacrifice. The color red also plays an important role in nature. Red coloration in animals and plants usually remind others to stay alert and keep their distance. Humans, however, find red-colored animals attractive and beautiful to look at. To show you some of the most exquisite red animals, we compiled this post with 25 Amazing Red Animals You Need To See To Believe.
Native to marshy areas and tropical rainforests of South America and islands of the Caribbean, the scarlet ibis is a medium-sized ibis notable for its remarkably brilliant scarlet coloration. The scarlet ibis is one of the two national birds of Trinidad and Tobago.
Siamese Fighting Fish
Colloquially known as the Betta, the Siamese fighting fish is a species in the Gourami family and is popular as an aquarium fish. Measuring about 6.5 cm (2.6 in) in length, the fish can be found in vast standing waters of canals, rice paddies, and floodplains in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.
Mediterranean Red Sea Star
The Mediterranean red sea star is a species of starfish that can be found in the East Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. It has long, slender arms and a diameter of up to 20 cm (8 in) but can exceptionally reach up to 30 cm (12 in).
Purus Red Howler
Native to tropical forests of Brazil, Peru, and North Bolivia, the Purus red howler is a species of the howler monkey – one of a few nest-building monkeys. These monkeys are famous for their loud howls, which can travel up to 5 km (3 mi) through dense rainforest.
Red Swamp Crayfish
Once native to the Southeastern US only, the red swamp crayfish can be now found also on other continents, where it is often an invasive pest. A popular aquarium pet, the crayfish is most commonly found in warm fresh water, such as slowly flowing rivers, marshes, reservoirs, irrigation systems, and rice paddies.