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

Classification
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  • 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

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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

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.