4. Indian Purple Frog
At Purpleologist we often discuss where we can find purple! We find Purple in fashion, purple in flowers, purple in sunsets and rainbows, purple food, and purple decor.
6. Janthina Janthina
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We even heard about a purple squirrel on the internet, but with a little research we found that the little fluff ball did not come across purple naturally. But may have taken a swim in a porta-potty with all those nasty chemicals, and not to mention what else! Now we like purple, but we would not recommend dying your coat in this particular fashion! To read more about the infamous squirrel click here .
1. The Purple Starling
2. Purple Emperor Butterfly
5. Elegant Firefish
And of course, we have found some purple animals for you to hug and take home!
What is Your Favorite Purple Animal?At&nbsp;Purpleologist we often discuss where we can find purple! We find Purple in fashion, purple in flowers, purple in sunsets and rainbows, purple food, and purple decor… Now we are going to share our top purple animals! Can you believe there are real purple animals? What is your favorite purple toned animal? We have found purple in birds, insects, fish, snails, frogs, snakes and more.We even heard about a purple squirrel on the internet, but with a little research we found that the little fluff ball did not come across purple naturally. But may have taken a swim in a porta-potty with all those nasty chemicals, and not to mention what else! Now we like purple, but we would not recommend dying your coat in this particular fashion! To read more about the infamous squirrel click&nbsp;here.&nbsp;What would you name your pet if it were purple? Here are some suggestions…&nbsp; VioletGrape ApeFandangoLavender&nbsp;the labradorRoyalLets get back on task and go over our top purple animals…Purple Animals1. &nbsp;The Purple StarlingThe purple starling is a member of the starling bird family. It resides in tropical Africa. They have a metallic purple body and head, with green wings (sounds like our choice of colors for a Christmas ornament).&nbsp;The starling is an omnivore, eating fruits and insects.&nbsp;2. &nbsp;Purple Emperor ButterflyPurple Emperors are Eurasian butterflies that are found in continental Europe and northern Asia. They live in the treetops of forests. The purple emperor does not feed on flowers like most butterflies. They feed on honeydew instead. They also eat animal dung and urine. (Maybe they should look for a porta-potty along with the squirrel!)3. Purple StarfishThe starfish can range in various amounts of colors, including purple or violet. The starfish is native to the Atlantic Ocean. They consist of five legs and look like a star, hence the name starfish. They feed on barnacles, mollusks, and marine worms.&nbsp;Have you spotted any starfish on the sands of Myrtle Beach?4. Indian Purple FrogThe adult&nbsp;indian purple frog (aka pignose frog) was just recently discovered in 2003 and are found in India. This purple frog is much more rounded than other frogs. They are a dark purplish and grey color. Termites are their food of choice, as they like to burrow underground.&nbsp;5. Elegant FirefishThe elegant firefish is found in tropical waters in the West Pacific. The firefish consists of many colors including a purple head and strips of purple along the fins. This particular fish is a suitable fish for aquariums because it is rather calm.&nbsp;6. Janthina JanthinaJanthina Janthina is surprisingly a type of sea snail. Lovely name for a snail, I must say! This particular snail is violet and purple in color. The snail can be found all over the world in warm tropical waters. They live on the surface of the ocean, where they trap air bubbles. These air bubbles create a bubble raft, which allows them to float upside down at the top of the water.&nbsp;There you have it, our list of Purpleologist's favorite purple animals from across the globe. What are your favorites? Have you ever run across any of the above animals?And of course, we have found some purple animals for you to hug and take home! Find this crab&nbsp;here!Find this adorable penguin&nbsp;here.Check out our&nbsp;adorable lion, too!&nbsp;Who would want to hug this&nbsp;purple plush panda?&nbsp;This&nbsp;little purple guy needs a hug!&nbsp;Find these and&nbsp;several more purple animals in our online store!&nbsp;
The violet coral is a fungus that lives among moss under hardwood treesВ В© Caine Barlow, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
When researchers discovered it in India in 2003, the purple frog was declared not only a new species, but the sole representative of a new family.
The animal is considered a keystone species for some places: its disappearance would have a profound impact on the diversity of wildlife in the local environment. This is because purple sea stars are the main predators of mussels that can overwhelm ecosystems if their numbers are left unchecked.
Purple sea stars are a common sight along the Pacific coastlines of North America. They have few natural predators.
Bright green is actually good camouflage in the honeycreeper’s native Amazon rainforest, but the purple of the male is all for show.
Recent research has shown the sea stars should be able to cope better than many sea creatures with ocean acidification, the result of rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The species is able to grow additional fleshy tissue to compensate for a lack of calcium carbonate with which to build its external skeleton.
This sea snail isn’t purple itself, but if disturbed it secretes a substance that gradually turns purple.
The wild pansy, Viola tricolor, is a common European wildflower in the Viola genusВ В© Pierre Selim, licensed under CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
However, certain plants do show off their purple colour. For example, the purple, red or blue anthocyanins in some flowers attract pollinators by strongly absorbing light in the ultraviolet range, which insects use to see, making the plants stand out.
An exotic colour at the far end of our visible spectrum and often associated with royalty, purple is relatively rare in nature. Discover 10 examples of powerful purple wildlife.