Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 33 Number 1: 45-49 - January 1971

A publication of the National Speleological Society

The Southern Cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus, at the Southeastern Periphery of its Range
John E. Cooper and Anthony Iles


Two populations of the troglobitic amblyopsid fish, Typhlichthys substrraneus Girard, have been discovered in Deer Head Cove headwaters of tributaries of the Tennessee River, including the first reported in Georgia. These are the nearest known localities to Walden Gorge, which divides the Tennessee into an eastern and a western portion. Another locality for this fish in the Coosa River drainage of Alabama, the only previously known Coosa locality, have been collected. The Mobile Basin populations do not differ significantly in morphology from several Tennessee River drainage populations.

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