A Glimpse Into Salamander Diversity

Published April 02, 2015

Our General Curator, Jack Cover, recently gave the publication Biohabitats a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the salamander species on exhibit here at the Aquarium, including the rarely seen Texas blind salamander! 

blind salamander

As you can see from its unique build, this salamander species is well-equipped for its dark, damp life in the caves of Edwards Aquifer in south Texas. Given that they live in total darkness, these salamanders have no eyes! They rely mostly on smell and vibration to find food.

blind salamander

To learn more about these fascinating creatures, click here!

Previous Post

Featured Stories

turtle-swimming-rehab Animal Rescue Update: Our First Release of the Season!

Today, National Aquarium Animal Rescue released 18 sea turtles into the Atlantic Ocean at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida! 

Read the full story

reusable-water-bottles New Year’s Resolutions for the Planet

Resolutions are a great way to start off a new year, and including the planet in your 2018 resolutions is even better! 

Read the full story

Related Stories

Celebrate Salamander Saturday!

Published May 05, 2017

Animal Updates - June 21

Published June 21, 2013