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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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are important model organisms for the study of evolutionary biology.
Keywords: Olfactory epithelium, cavefishes
, Sinocyclocheilus jii, Sinocyclocheilus furcodorsalis, rod cells, chloride cells.
Some of the cavefishes
I've watched take a stroke with their pectoral fins and then glide for about a minute before they bother to take another stroke," says Elliott.