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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.
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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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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.
Thus, for example, the cave-dwelling species of North American cave fish (amblyopsids) have a metabolic rate that is considerably lower than the species living in springs.
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.