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n. pl. cavefish
Any of various North American freshwater fishes of the family Amblyopsidae, found in subterranean waters and having rudimentary nonfunctioning eyes.
, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of various small freshwater cyprinodont fishes of the genera Amblyopsis, Chologaster,
etc, living in subterranean and other waters in S North America. See also blindfish
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poulsoni is the most highly cave adapted amblyopsid in the world (Hobbs 1992; Poulson 2001), the life history traits of a small population size, infrequent reproduction, and low fecundity are amplified.
Morphological and physiological correlates of evolutionary reduction of metabolic rate among amblyopsid cave fishes.
Semotilus atromaculatus inhabiting caves with amblyopsids
could have a serious impact on the population due to piscivory by the larger individuals (Barber and Minckley, 1971; Newsome and Gee, 1978; Keast, 1985); the same could also be said regarding C.