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Texas Blind Salamander

Texas blind salamander is a rare troglobite amphibian found in Texas. It is a cave-dwelling creature. The animal is adapted to live in underground streams. 

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Eurycea
    Scientific Name Eurycea rathbuni

    Size Around 13 cm (5 in)
    Color White or pinkish with blood-red external gills
    Distribution Texas (United States)
    Habitat In caves in underground streams
    Diet Blind shrimp, snails, amphipods
    Breeding Season Year-round
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 8 to 21 eggs
    Average Lifespan 10.3 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on March 9th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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