You can see the internal organs of glass frogs through their translucent stomachs

November 19, 2012 | By Abraham | 4 comments

These crazy-looking “glass frogs” are native to southern areas of Central America and portions of the north of South America.

From Wikipedia

While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some members of this family is translucent. The internal viscera, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract are visible through this translucent skin, hence the common name.

(via Archie McPhee)

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  1. India says:

    If they gave us these back in Biology class we wouldn’t have to deal with the formaldehyde smell (not to mention the dead frog) because there would be little need to cut it open lol

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