Content tagged with "cavefish"

Ozark Cavefish Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri cave streams to help this endangered species. More

Southern Cavefish

Image of a southern cave fish
Typhlichthys subterraneus
Has a long, flattened head without eyes (the only other Missouri fish that lacks eyes is the Ozark cavefish). Unpigmented, resulting in a whitish-pink appearance due to blood vessels under the skin. More

Spring Cavefish

Color illustration of spring cavefish, an endangered species
Forbesichthys agassizi
This is the only cavefish in our state that has eyes, however small, and whose body is yellowish-brown or brown; our other cavefishes lack eyes entirely and are pale and nearly colorless. More

Spring Cavefish

Color illustration of spring cavefish, an endangered species
The spring cavefish is rare and endangered in the state of Missouri, and it appears on the Do Not Harvest list in the Wildlife Code of Missouri. More

Spring Cavefish Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri caves and karst to conserve this endangered species. More