CHENNAI: A viral video of a glass octopus named Vitreledonella richardi was posted by 'The Oxygen Project'. As the body of the creature is glass-like, netizens are in shock.
In the Twitter account the caption read, "The glass octopus (Vitreledonella richardi) is a very rarely seen cephalopod found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. These beautiful creatures are found in the deep sea where sunlight doesn't reach."
It is a transparent, gelatinous, and almost colorless meso- to bathypelagic octopod found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas with a mantle length up to 11 cm (4.3 in) and a total length up to 45 cm (18 in) in adults.
It is in the genus Vitreledonella and of the family Amphitretidae.