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- n. An animal that lives entirely in the dark parts of caves. Such animals are specifically adapted to life in total darkness, and may have no functioning eyes or have no pigmentation. Specific examples include species of cave fish, cave crickets, shrimp, crayfish, and insects.
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The word ‘troglobite’* has been coined for an animal that lives only in the darkest part of caves and is so specialized that it can live nowhere else.
* Yes, troglobite, not troglodyte, which means something less extreme.
The first troglobite scorpion from Israel and a new chactoid family Arachnida: Scorpiones.
The family contains the most specialized troglobite scorpion,
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