Globally vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

Classification
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All Names

  • Italian
    • Proteo
  • Scientific Names
    • Proteus anguinus
  • English
    • Olm
    • Blind cave salamander
    • Black Olm
    • White Olm
    • Proteus
  • French
    • Protée anguillard
  • Slovene
    • človeška ribica
  • Croatian
    • čovječja ribica
  • Unknown
    • hulepadde
    • koopaolm
    • Proteo
    • odmieniec jaskiniowy
    • olmi
    • hulesalamander
  • German
    • Grottenolm

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Olm Proteus anguinus

Observer

purperlibel

Date

August 6, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Olm Proteus anguinus

Observer

hcuohc

Date

April 8, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Wild Proteus anguinus

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Olm Proteus anguinus

Observer

th0th

Date

October 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Olm Proteus anguinus

Observer

lotlhmoq

Date

April 13, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Proteus anguinus.
In captivity.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42068060@N06/3978683412/

Slovenia, Postojna, April 13, 2007
lotlhmoq
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Description from Wikipedia

The olm, or proteus (Proteus anguinus), is the only cave-dwelling chordate species found in Europe. In contrast to most amphibians, it is entirely aquatic, and it eats, sleeps, and breeds underwater. Living in caves found in Dinaric Alps, it is endemic to the waters that flow underground through extensive limestone of karst of Central and Southeastern Europe, specifically the southern Slovenia, the Soča river basin near Trieste, Italy, southwestern Croatia, and Herzegovina.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and presumably also in the number of mature individuals.
  • Italy
    VU - Vulnerabile (Source: IUCN Liste Rosse Italiane)
    Viene valutata Vulnerabile (VU) per l'areale molto ridotto (<20km2); nonostante ci possa essere uno scambio di individui con la popolazione extranazionale, la categoria non cambia in quanto anche la popolazione europea nel suo complesso è classificata come Vulnerabile.
Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.
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