Blind Cavefish Sheds Light on Underground World

               Closed off from the rest of the world, the Springfield Plateau Region of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma is home to the endangered species Amblyopsis rosae, commonly known as the Ozark cavefish. Exclusively located in the caves of this region, the Ozark cavefish is an elusive species, morphologically well-adapted to life underground. Preyed upon by other small fish of the waters, A. rosae has a relatively short lifespan with a unique life history.

               For more information regarding other cave species or organisms throughout the world, please visit the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's Multiple Organisms webpage.