The first confirmed discovery of an eyeless and endangered species of catfish in the U.S. could mean there are underwater structures linking Texas and Mexico.
According to a press release issued by the University of Texas at Austin, two Mexican blindcats were found alive "in a deep limestone cave at Amistad National Recreation Area near Del Rio, Texas."
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The fish tend to be at most three inches long, slow moving, and pale pink in color.
Members are also known to reside primarily "in areas supported by the Edwards-Trinity Aquifer that underlies the Rio Grande basin."
As such, the release states that "the new blindcat finding lends additional weight to a theory that water-filled caves below the Rio Grande may connect the Texas and Mexico portions of the aquifer."
The two Mexican blindcats have since been transferred to the San Antonio Zoo.
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