NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found

NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found
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The newfound blind cave fish Milyeringa veritas, seen above, inhabits the same Cape Range aquifers as a blind cave eel found during the same survey of Australia's underground habitats.

The only blind cave fish known in Australia, the 2-inch-long (5.1-centimeter-long) species is "remarkably versatile," living in freshwater or seawater in underground coastal regions during various stages of its life, researchers say.
—Photograph courtesy Douglas Elford, Western Australian Museum
 
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