7 See-Through Creatures of Mother Nature That Look Totes Amazing

Earth is filled with the most wonderful and astonishing creatures you may have never got a chance to see. Explore some transparent creatures found in nature here!

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7 See-Through Creatures of Mother Nature That Look Totes Amazing

Mother Nature has bestowed all the creatures and animals dwelling in its lap some special ability to protect themselves from dangerous predators. While some are venomous, some attack the prey with their deadly pines and nails. And some camouflaged animals are so adept at hiding from their predators that they are masters of their surroundings. 

In this post, we will see some amazing creatures of Mother Nature that appear to be made up of glass or crystal-like translucent body. Even a ray of light can easily be seen passing through these creatures! Believe it or not, they do exist. And if you’re lucky enough, you might end up discovering them in your surroundings or when you go on to visit a wildlife safari.  

Do have a look at these incredible and miraculous see-through creatures that have nothing to hide and like to bare it all.

1. Spun Glass Caterpillar (Isochaetes beutenmuelleri)

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The crystal-like creature has glittery and frosty-looking radiating spines that look unusual and marvelous but are deadly. The dark green stripe seen in the center of its body is its stomach. Interestingly, they possess the ability to transform into plain brown colored moths. Their dangerous barbs can poison their enemies like humans and predators. 

2. Mirror Spider (Thwaitesia argentiopunctata)

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Shining like a disco ball, a mirror spider is a type of spider species found in Australia. It is also known as sequined spider or twin-peaked Thwaitesia. It features reflective silvery patches on the abdomen with scales looking like solid pieces of mirror glued to the spider’s back, whose size changes based on how threatened they feel. 

3. Miniature Melo (Micromelo undatus)

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Miniature Melo is an exotic species of small sea snail or bubble snail, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Aplustridae. They are found in Florida, Costa Rica, Brazil, Eastern Atlantic, South Africa, Japan, Thailand, and more places around the world.

The snail feeds on Cirratulinid polychaete worms, whose toxins fuse into the snail's tissues. The snail then uses this for its defense.

4. Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)

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Jellyfish is one of the most beautiful sea creatures and is found in several oceans on the Earth. These creatures have been around for over 500 million years. Various types of jellyfish exist, which are transparent or translucent. 

Palau lake is one of the world’s best jellyfish lakes to dive into to swim with these incredible creatures. Well, they may not seem dangerous, but they are as they have stinging tentacles on their body. So be careful!

5. Glass Octopus (Vitreledonella richardi)

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The glass octopus can be discovered in the deep open tropical and subtropical waters across the globe. Since they are rarely captured, not much is known about them. Unlike their opaque counterparts, the glass octopus has elongated eyes that appear to be pointed perpetually upward, possibly to maximize the dim light falling from above.

Also, the glass frog is a translucent amphibian that has been discovered not long ago.

6. Barreleye Fish (Spook Fish)

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Barreleye fish is an intriguing fish that has barrel-shaped tubular eyes, which are extremely light-sensitive and are directed upwards to identify the silhouette of prey. The eyes are cased in a transparent domed head that lets the fish capture maximum light falling on it. 

The luminescent organs of this fish, glow due to the presence of symbiotic bioluminescent bacteria. The two spots seen above its mouth look like eyes but are olfactory organs known as nares (similar to human nostrils).

7. Cranchiidae

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The family Cranchiidae covers nearly 60 species of glass squid. It also called cockatoo squid, cranchiid, cranch squid, or bathyscaphoid squid. The Cranchiid squid occurs in the surface and midwater depths of open oceans throughout the planet.

Several species are bioluminescent organisms and have light organs on the undersides of their eyes, which they use to cancel their shadows. 

The only organ visible through the transparent tissues of Cranchiid squid is a cigar-shaped digestive gland, which is the cephalopod equivalent of a mammalian liver. It is usually held vertically to reduce its silhouette, and a light organ is sometimes present on the lower tip to further minimize its appearance inside the water.

Final Thoughts

Amazingly enough, some of these see-through creatures were not born as they are as a species. But over time, they have evolved their body types to attain partial or full transparency. These ghost-like fascinating creatures wander the planet, with most of them floating deep down the oceans around the globe.


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