Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

11 Bizarre Animals You Can See Straight Through.

Ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes)

Ghost Shrimps are most popular for their see-through appearance. They are so transparent that one can even see the food in their stomachs. In the case of the female shrimps, the green-tinted eggs are also visible before they spawn. Also they make popular pets as they clean up the tanks by feeding on detritus. Their natural habitat is in the brackish water of wetlands where they are skilled scavengers.

Ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes)

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Sea Butterflies (Thecosomata)

Sea butterflies are basically marine snails that feed themselves by deploying a net of mucus over their wings to trap food particles. After trapping the food, they suck back the net into their mouths in order to regain the nutrients that were utilized while making it.

Sea Butterflies (Thecosomata)

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Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata)

These are popularly known as Goldbug as they can shine like metallic gold. Also, it resembles a chameleon as it can change its color to red. It is one of the tiniest transparent creatures on Earth at 0.2 to 0.3 inches.

Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata)

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Antarctic Icefish (Notothenioidei)

Antarctic Icefish are undoubtedly one of the most wonderful and transparent creatures. They are so well adapted with their surroundings that they even have an antifreeze glycoprotein in their blood which stops the formation of any kind of ice crystals in their body. They certainly are a dominant species in the Antarctic waters.

Antarctic Icefish (Notothenioidei)

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Sea Angels (Gymnosomata)

These are mollusks native to the Arctic Ocean. They are hermaphroditic and feed on other species of winged mollusks. With their translucent wings they appear to be both ghostly and magical.

Sea Angels (Gymnosomata)

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