Fantastic beasts: transparent animals, whose existence is hard to believePictolic
These animals have almost reached invisibility, because the skin many of them transparent. What do they need? As a rule, if the animal is not protected, sharp teeth, toxic secret, and the ability to move very quickly to or small size, he has to resort to disguise. But the best disguise is transparency.
Greta OTO (glass butterfly) is a butterfly of the family nymphalidae. She has transparent wings due to a combination of three factors: low light-absorbing ability of tissues which make up the wings, weak scattering wings of light falling on them, and poor reflectivity of the surface of the wings. Adults glass butterfly is mainly found in Central and South America, including Chile. They can migrate great distances, and their appearance was recorded in such places as Mexico and Texas.
This transparent fish is a young specimen of fish-surgeon. Their habitat is quite large, and they occur in the coastal waters of New Zealand. It's hard to believe, but it is the same type of fish that Dory from the animated film "finding Nemo". They can grow up to 30 cm in length and are popular as aquarium fish.
This young individual bolsatrabajo squid-Firefly (Ancistrocheirus lesueurii). Its transparent body is covered with spots filled with pigment cells and are located under the eyes of bioluminescent organs. These squids are found in tropical and subtropical waters of the World ocean, often at depths of from 200 to 1000 meters.
Simonoski, or beetles turtles, not completely transparent, but they have a frame that is nearly invisible. The purpose of the transparent outer shell is to fool potential predators, since there are spots that serve as a warning. Beetles turtles come in many varieties, and their color under the transparent shell can be very diverse.
Pharaohs ant (Monomorium pharaonis) is a small (2 mm long) yellow or light brown insect with an almost transparent shell, which is known as intra-parasite, especially annoying hospitals. The origin of this species is unknown, but it is found in all parts of the world.
The Smallmouth macropinna is the only species of the genus macropinna, belonging to the family opisthoproctidae. It is unusually transparent skull, showing the lenses of her eyes. This kind of fish known to science since 1939, but it managed to capture in the wild only in 2004. The old figures are not shown transparent arch, because it is usually destroyed when removing the fish from the deep waters.
European river eels change color several times during its life. First, they are transparent, and then become brownish-yellow sides and belly. 5-20 years in fresh or salt water acne occurs at puberty, their eyes become larger, the sides become silvery and the bellies are white. At this stage they are known as "silver eels".
Hyperolius leucotaenius of copepods of the family of frogs endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was thought that this species became extinct, however in 2011 these transparent frogs were discovered and photographed on the banks of the river Elila during an expedition led by Eli Greenbaum of the University of El Paso in Texas.
This young octopus just two centimeters wide, and its internal organs are visible through the transparent shell. Specimen photographed night in the deep waters off the coast of Tahiti. Orange spots on the tentacles change color and are used for camouflage.
This fish was caught off the coast of Karikari Peninsula on the North island of New Zealand. Experts believe that this is a Salpa Maggiore (Salpa maxima), commonly found in the South seas.
Turritopsis dohrnii otherwise known as the immortal jellyfish. It is kind of small biologically immortal jellyfish that are found in the Mediterranean sea and in the coastal waters of Japan. This is one of the known cases, when an animal is able to fully transform to sexually undeveloped, colonial stage after reaching sexual maturity as single individuals.
A young member of the boxfish.
Glass frogs of the family Centrolenidae amphibians. The main background color in these frogs is green, but the skin on the belly of some members of this family is transparent. Internal organs, including the heart, liver and intestines are visible through the skin, hence the common name.
Costa Rican tadpoles with transparent bellies, overlooking neatly arranged in the spiral intestine.
The sea goat, or cancer-mole.
Deep sea devils, or anglerfish, have a transparent skin, like jelly. The skin is painted, only when the individual reaches adulthood.