This salamander’s name implies that it is blind, yet immature specimens exhibit eyespots. They scan their surroundings for food and potential mates using smell and sometimes vibration or pressure. The Texas blind salamander has a high level of adaptation to living in an underground aquatic habitat. The blind salamander of Texas hunts regularly.
As it looks for food on the bottom, it turns its head from side to side. Its food consists primarily of tiny snails, shrimp, and other aquatic invertebrates. It is a vulnerable species because of its incredibly small range. Little is known about the habits of this species because they are so elusive.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Polygamous / Monogamous
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No