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Manage your Missouri cave streams to help this endangered species.

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Image of a southern cave fish

Southern Cavefish

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.

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Color illustration of spring cavefish, an endangered species

Spring Cavefish

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.

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Color illustration of spring cavefish, an endangered species

Spring Cavefish

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.

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

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