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cave·fish

 (kāv′fĭsh′)
n. pl. cavefish or cave·fish·es
Any of various North American freshwater fishes of the family Amblyopsidae, found in subterranean waters and having rudimentary nonfunctioning eyes.

cavefish

(ˈkeɪvˌfɪʃ)
n, 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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Similarly, examples of small vertebrates that are especially imperiled included the Clarke's banana frog, sapphire-bellied hummingbird, gray gecko, hog-nosed bat and the waterfall climbing cave fish.
15); even blind cave fish may be able to differentiate quantities.
Wadi fish like the garra barreimiae or the small blind cave fish also inhabit it.
A trend for shrinking sizes starts to show up in the cave fish fossils about 10,000 years ago, "but size selection had been going on all the time," said Dr Turrero, who led the study.
Conversely, cavefish raised in the same conditions showed no increase in variation in the size of their eye orbits (although the cave fish have no eyes, their skulls retain the orbital cavity where their eyes once were).
The great majority of large nymphs and adult waterbugs were collected while they were perching on a rocky substrate right at or close to the surface of the water and in proximity to cave fish.
The present research explores the changes on the surface ultrastructure of the peripheral olfactory organ for cave fish.
Troglobites, on the other hand, are animals such as cave fish and crayfish, some salamanders and some insects that are wholly adapted to living in caves, which means that they may have special antennae instead of eyes and little or no coloring.
The most famous and very expensive bird in the UAE, the houbara bustard, blind cave fish, bats, and sand cat which is known to be the smallest of the Arabian wild cat whose tufts of long wavy hair in its toes help it walk on soft sand and protect its paws from hot desert surface, make an amazing collection.
mexicanus cave fish have independently evolved the same eyeless condition, a striking example of convergent evolution," Dr Bradic added.
Kutumsar, 55 ft underground, houses the rare blind cave fish that inhabit the deeper pools.