This unusual animal is one of the many strange species recently found on an expedition to a deep-sea mountain range in the North Atlantic.
In an ironic strategy for survival, this tiny shrimp like creature shows everything it has, inside and out, in an attempt to disappear.
Many other small deep-sea creatures are transparent as well, or nearly so, to better camouflage themselves in their murky surroundings, scientists say.
Observers claims that the amphipod served as the inspiration for the alien queen first seen in James Cameronâ€™s film, Aliens.
photo: Â© Luis Gutierrez Heredia