Sensory Adaptations of Fishes to Subterranean Environments

  title={Sensory Adaptations of Fishes to Subterranean Environments},
  author={Daphne Soares and Matthew L. Niemiller},
Caves and other subterranean habitats represent one of the most challenging environments on the planet. Other than salamanders, bony fishes are the only vertebrate group that has successfully colonized and are completely restricted to those habitats. Despite being known to science for over 150 years, only recently have cavefishes become model systems for evolutionary studies. Several cavefishes, such as the Mexican characid Astyanax mexicanus, have provided valuable insights into how fishes… CONTINUE READING

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