05/07/2013 02:09 pm ET

Transparent Animals' Portraits Offer Glimpse Into Amazing Biology (PHOTOS)

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.

Read the full story at National Geographic. Photos and captions courtesy of National Geographic.

Transparent Animals