Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(Insane News) Meet the glassfrog, the frog with a transparent underbelly


The cloud forests of South America are home to some of Earth's most extraordinary creatures, but few are as intriguing as the glassfrog. Seen from above, most glassfrog species looks pretty nondescript, but a glimpse of their underbelly reveals a fascinating anatomical anomaly: translucent abdominal skin. From underneath, a glassfrog's heart, liver, and various other internal organs are completely visible.

Why would an animal evolve such a trait? We spoke with an expert to find out...


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