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Glass catfish   (Kryptopterus minor)
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These unique, transparent catfish are endemic to Thailand and commonly seen in the aquarium trade. Their lack of scales (like all catfish) and body pigment accounts for their transparency and it is even possible to see their tiny heart beating with a magnifying glass. Unlike most other catfish, they prefer to swim in mid- to upper- water levels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryptopterus_vitreolus

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Actinopterygii
Order - Siluriformes
Family - Siluridae
Genus - Kryptopterus
Species - K. vitreolus

 
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