Endangered humanfish-creepy slimmy and blind Halloween

The Olm or Proteus anguinus lives deep inside caves subterranean waters of caves of southern Europe. It lives in the waters that flow underground through this extensive limestone region including waters of the Soča river basin near Trieste in Italy, through to southern Slovenia, southwestern Croatia, and Herzegovina. The olm get its name because of its human colored skin.

Unable to use vision for orientation, the olm compensates with a larger number of sensory receptors located on its elongated head and nose. It has a keen sense of smell, taste and hearing and lives its life in the water.

image and excerpts  courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olm


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