10 Transparent Animals

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Glass Squid

Order: Squids
Family: Glass Squids
Habitat: Oceans; surface to midwater depths

This squid mostly lives in shallow waters, on the sea floor. To make sure its body casts as little shadow as possible, it has a see-through body and light-emitting organs to lighten the shade. If you can’t defend yourself well, camouflage is the best defense.

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