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Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni)

photo by Joe N. Fries

Common Name: Texas Blind Salamander
Scientific Name: Eurycea rathbuni
Family: Plethodontidae
Location: United States – Texas
Size: 5 inches long

The Texas Blind Salamander is only found around San Marcos in Texas. They live deep underground in streams in caves so they are rarely seen and not much is really known about their life. The first salamanders found were discovered when a well was dug 200 feet down. The Texas Blind Salamander is listed as an endangered species by the state of Texas and the US Federal Government.

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