The interactions of the Comal blind salamander are close to unknown and still being studied today. The extent that is known about their breeding habits is that they are sexually reproductive - laying seven to eighteen eggs at a time (Herps). It is also known that, since they live in the dark zone of the cave which is not densely populated, they are a primary predatory figure. Eurycea tridentifera are yellowish in color, translucent, and glide through the water which helps them blend into their surrounding aquatic environment, avoid possible predators, and sneak up on their prey (IUCN).


Eurycea tridentifera usually evacuate an area of the aquatic environment where fish are present, since fish are a predator to them. Crayfish are also a predator. They use their muscley claws to essentially latch onto the body of the salamander. Although the salamander has some aquatic animal predators, there are also land animal predators. The biggest threat to the Comal blind salamander is humans. As we continue growing and expanding our culture, we are destroying the habitat of these creatures. Land development and pollution are a huge threat to these organisms (Amphibiaweb). Also, pesticides and herbicides that we use on our plants can run off with rain water into caves and harm organisms, including Eurycea tridentifera, residing within (Miller).




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