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Old 10-01-04, 01:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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There are a few species where the axanthic form is actually blue ruling out xanthins as the pigment responsible for blue. The most notable example is New England Strain Brooksi that are bluish. I believe there is also garters, plains infact, that the anery and axanthic morphs are blue.

Check out this axanthic Rein snake. Normaly green in colour, it is now blue.
http://www.vmsherp.com/ImagePages/Rats/FrenataBlue.htm

Iridiophores are responsible for a wide range of colours, including blue.
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