Take a Look Through Nature's Most Transparent Animals
The discovery of a transparent species of Amazonian fish inspired this list of the world's most interesting see-through creatures.
A team of researchers recently announced the discovery of Cyanogaster noctivaga, a brand new species of transparent fish that lives deep in the Amazon. Indeed, with its transparent skin and dazzling blue belly, the discovery constitutes an entirely new genus and, despite being very hard to see, has been given an eye-catching name that means “blue-bellied night wanderer.”
This unique organism got us thinking about what other creatures are transparent or translucent, so we put together this list.
It’s speculated that the combination of its nearly invisible nature and nocturnal ways may be the reason why Cyanogaster noctivaga wasn’t discovered until now. The fish is also tiny, measuring an estimated maximum of 0.7 inches (17 millimeters) long and makes its home