Transparent animals are creatures with transparent, glass-like skin and can be found lurking in abundance in ecosystems around the globe. Their Transparent skin helps them to hide below and above the waves to hide themselves from predators. Transparency is usually found in pelagic animals those that live in the sea or in lakes.
Expert says that all ocean animals that do not have teeth, toxins or the ability to speed away from predators, have some degree of invisibility which can range from 20% to 90% depending on their size. Some underwater creatures such as jellyfish are all made of a gelatinous material, which in addition to camouflage has numerous benefits. It is largely incompressible in water, so it allows the creatures to live in highly-pressurised deep waters, but is buoyant enough to let them float effortlessly along.
These fascinating, verging-on-invisible organisms are the tangible ghosts of the real world.
Here are 15 of the world’s most intriguing transparent animals.
6. Transparent Jumping Spider
11. Glasswing Butterfly