Fish

The Blind Cavefish

The Blind Cavefish, an eyeless fish from South American caves, illustrates evolutionary adaptation to dark environments, highlighting the diversity of life forms underground.

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Keyfacts about the Blind Cavefish

8 cm

Average Adult Size

Up to1.000 eggs

Reproduction

8 years

Longevity

Family

Identification Card

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  • Name: Blind Cavefish
  • Latin name: Astyanax mexicanus
  • Origin: Caves and underground waters of Cueva Chica (Mexico)
  • IUCN status: Least Concern
  • CITES: —
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