Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

11 Bizarre Animals You Can See Straight Through.

The world is full of strange and weird yet amazingly beautiful creatures. But the most fascinating ones are the transparent ones, the almost invisible animals who appear to be magical with their see-through bodies.

Being invisible is one thing that everyone has dreamt about. But it is a reality for some animals that use it for their betterment and safety. This is an advantage that keeps these animals protected from their predators and also helps them to blend in with their habitat.

These animals are simply hidden in plain sight. So check out some of the transparent and glassy animals that are lurking around us.

Glass Frogs (Centrolenidae)

Glass Frogs are see-through amphibians that are mostly found in Central and South America. They are lime-green and have translucent bellies which make their internal organs, bones and the blood vessels visible.

Glass Frogs (Centrolenidae)

Joel Sartore / National Geograpjic

Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)

The almost invisible creature has been named the Moon Jellyfish because the name relates to the four horseshoe-shaped organs which are seeable through its upper section. The visible organs are the reproductive organs which appear to be white in males and pale pink in females. It is one of the most recognizable see-through animals as it frequently washes up on the shorelines.

Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)

Nick Garbutt / Naturepi

Glass Octopus (Vitreledonella richardi)

This octopus is one of the most mysterious creatures, elusive and deep-dwelling species of the world. The only opaque parts are the eyes and the digestive organs. They seem to wander like ghosts around the deep waters.

Glass Octopus (Vitreledonella richardi)

Solvan Zankl / Naturepi

Sea Walnut (Mnemiopsis leidyi)

The creature has been named Sea Walnut because it looks like any other transparent dollop. They have no eyes or brain and move very slowly. They look like combs and hence are also called comb jellies that use their combs to trap their prey. They are considered ravenous predators that have even deprived the larger animals of food.

Sea Walnut (Mnemiopsis leidyi)

Andrey Nekrasov

Glasswing butterfly (Greta oto)

Butterflies are often associated with colorful and flashy creatures that stand out for their eye-catching appearance. But the Glasswing Butterfly has see-through wings. One can clearly get a visual description of the sight behind the wings. These are mostly found in Mexico and Panama.

Glasswing butterfly (Greta oto)

edwin giesbers / Naturepi

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