The World’s Most Beautiful Spotted Animals

Jul 18th, 2009
You have seen lovely striped animals in my article entitled “Lovely, Colorful and Awesome-looking Striped Animals”. It’s time to meet the world’s most beautiful spotted ones.

Ostragon meleagris

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This beautifully colored fish will certainly be a delight to your tank. This unique, beautiful and colorful fish which is

formally named Ostracion meleagris belongs to the genus Ostracion a member of the boxfish family.

Hunchback Grouper (Cromileptes altivelis)

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a polka-dot fish in your tank? This pretty and captivating fish inhabits lagoon and

seaward reefs and can also be found around coral reefs. It grows very slow making it an ideal for aquarium.

Harlequin Crab (Lissocarcinus orbicularis)

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This lovely crab is from the Philippine waters. You’ll surely hesitate to eat this lovely-looking and attractive crab

which is colloquially called Harlequin Crab. It is a crab species that belongs to Lissocarcinus.

Atlantic White-Spotted Octopus (Octopus macropus)

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This spotted marine creature is also known as the White-spotted Octopus, Grass Octopus and Grass Scuttle. It is

endemic to the Mediterranean Sea and grows up to 15 cm in mantle length with the long arms exceeding 1 meter.

Mullein Moth Larva (Cucullia verbasci)

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This beauty is another pest. The caterpillar of Mullein Moth Cucullia verbasci is the most commonly encountered

part of the life cycle, clearly visible as it feeds on leaves of its host plants.

Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata)

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The pretty Spotted Cucumber Beetle is beautiful but it is considered a major agricultural pest insect because in

the adult form it eats and damages leaves of many crops like cotton, beans, soybeans cucumber and many

others. In the larval form, which is known as the southern corn rootworm, it tunnels through the roots of young

plants, stunting or killing them.

Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)

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This colorful and attractive beetle which is native to Asia has been introduced to North America and Europe to

control aphids and scale insects. It is now common, well known and spreading in those regions. It is commonly

known as Asian Lady Beetle in North America, and Harlequin Ladybird in the UK. It is also known as the

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle and Halloween Lady Beetle.

Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides)

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The lovely Harlequin Sweetlips of Indo-West Pacific oceans can reach a length of up to 72 cm. Juveniles are

brown with large white blotches and mimic the movement of a poisonous flatworm for defense against predators.

They gain more spots and the spots reverse from white to black as they age.

White-spotted Jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata)

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The captivating Phyllorhiza punctata which is native to the southern Pacific is also known as the Australian

Spotted Jellyfish or the White-Spotted Jellyfish. It primarily feeds on various snail species.

Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)

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The lovely-looking Spotted Eagle Ray or Bonnet Ray can be found globally in tropical regions. It can be identified

by its numerous white ringed spots on its blue dorsal surface, white ventral surface, long, whip-like tail, and

distinctive head that somewhat resembles a bill.

Blue Spotted Stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii)

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The Bluespotted Stingray or Kuhl’s Stingray is light green with blue spots with disk width hovers around 67 cm. It

is also popular in the aquaria.

Great Grey Slug (Limax maximus)

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Well, even slugs can be spotted. The Great Grey Slug is one of the largest kinds of keeled air-breathing land slug

in the world. This slug is notable for its dark-spotted pale-grey body and the short keel on its tail. This nocturnal

animal can grow to as long as 8 inches or 20 cm. Limax maximus  is also known as the Tiger Slug or the Spotted

Leopard Slug,

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

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The main color of the unique Spotted Salamander of US and Canada which is about 6-7 1/2 inches is black but

can sometimes be blue-black, dark gray or even dark brown. There are two rows of yellow/orange spots that run

from the top of the head (near the eyes) to the tip of the tail.

Red Spotted Toad (Bufo punctatus)

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The unique Red-spotted Toad has a whitish or buff venter with or without faint dark spotting and the undersides

of its feet is yellow. The male Red-spotted Toad has a dusky throat and develops nuptial pads during the

breeding season.

Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)

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The beautiful Spotted Turtle ranges in color from black to a bluish black with a number of yellow tiny round spots.

Spotted Turtles inhabit a variety of shallow, fresh-water areas such as flooded forests, marshes, wet meadows,

bogs and woodland streams in the US and Canada.

Spotted Noriker Horse (Appaloosa-colored)

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The astonishing Spotted Austrian Noriker horse photographed at the Fieracavalli equestrian fair in Verona, Italy,

in 2004 is a breed of draught horse with a reputation for toughness and stamina.

Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)

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The unique and medium-sized Clouded Leopard of Southeast Asia has a tan or tawny coat, and is distinctively

marked with large, irregularly-shaped, dark-edged ellipses which are said to be shaped like clouds.

Jacob Sheep

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Multi-horned Jacob Sheep with black and white spots are grown for their meat, wool and hides. They make good

pets also. It has only been recently the name Jacob Sheep has superseded the older name, Piebald Sheep.

Spotted Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus)

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The carnivorous Spotted Quoll is a marsupial that can be found in Australia. The species name, maculatus,

indicates that this animal is spotted. This species is also known as the Tiger Quoll, Spotted-tail Quoll, the Spotted-

tailed Dasyure and the Tiger Cat.

King Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

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Cheetahs are well known worldwide because they are the fastest animals on land. The King Cheetah is a rare

mutation of cheetah characterized by a distinct pelt pattern. King Cheetahs are larger than Spotted Cheetahs.

Chital (Axis axis)

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The Chital of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and India is the most common deer species in Indian forests. Its

antlers curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 75 cm or 2.5 ft. Lifespan is around 20-30 years. It is also known

as Cheetal, Chital Deer, Spotted Deer or Axis Deer.

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

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Leopard is undoubtedly one of the most popular and handsome animals in the world. The population of this

animal has decreased radically over time due to hunting and loss of habitat.

Jaguar (Panthera onca)

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The Panther is definitely one of the handsomest feline in the world. This large cat is the only Panthera species

found in the Americas and is the world’s 3rd largest feline after the tiger and the lion. In the western hemisphere, it

is the largest and most powerful feline.

Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

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The Indian Peafowl which is the national bird of India is also known as the Common Peafowl or the Blue Peafowl. It

is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent and has been introduced into many parts of the world and feral

populations exist in many introduced regions.

Dalmatian

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Well this list will not be complete without the popular and well love breed of dog called Dalmatian. This

well-muscled breed of dog is remarkable for its white coat with either black or liver spots.

Hope you enjoyed this. Thank you!

See also

World’s Rarest and Most Unusual Tigers

Lovely, Colorful and Awesome-looking Striped Animals

Many Faces and Unique patterns of Zebra

World’s Most Beautifully Patterned and Unique Sharks


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