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Glass Squid Facts

There are in fact about 60 dissimilar Glass Squid species but they all have a very unique appearance. These cool look animals can be originate in the middle lowest point of the sea where the sun-lit water joint with their clearness makes a pretty good camouflage. To create this camouflage even improved some species in fact have a bio-luminescent light organ on the undersides of their eyes. How does this help with camouflage you ask? Well, the light it emits will cancel out their shadow, so now you have a transparent animal swim through the irrigate without a shadow.

You won’t know it is there until you swim into it. Just picture how puzzled that fish would be swimming into a see-thru squid. In fact in most cases the only thing you will see is their cigar-shaped digestive gland, which acts like a liver for the squid. Again, some species have a small light organ on the tip of their digestive gland which also cancels out any shadows.

Most of the Glass Squid species have a distended body with very short arms. Each arm will have two rows of suckers, also called hooks and the third arm is usually distended. To make them even cooler the Glass Squid will often have a large chamber filled with Ammonia. No, they don’t use this chamber to get their white clothes even whiter.