Tuesday, November 25, 2008



The olm, or proteus (Proteus anguinus), is a blind amphibian endemic to the subterranean waters of caves of the Dinaric karst 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 is the only species in its genus Proteus, the only European species of the family Proteidae, and the only European exclusively cave-dwelling chordate. It is also occasionally called the "human fish" by locals because of its human-like skin (translated literally from Slovene: človeška ribica and Croatian: čovječja ribica), as well as "cave salamander" or "white salamander."



Somebodyiusedtoknow said...

SUPERBLOG!! educating me on something new every time I turn around ♥

Koala Mentala said...

Next, I will educate you in the art of love-making. But it's also a science!!!

Somebodyiusedtoknow said...

Goodie! I hope you provide diagrams.