Typhlichthys undescribed species lineage A

[Niemiller et. al. 2013]



Typhlichthys subterraneus  Girard 1859 (in part)




This taxon has not been described and there are no types. The taxon was identified as separate from Typhlichthys subterraneus sensu lato by Niemiller et al. (2013).


Recorded from 3 caves in Alabama, 4 caves in Georgia (2 confirmed with molecular data) and 8 caves in Tennessee (2 confirmed with molecular data) (Niemiller et al. 2013).

Conservation Status

MuG [NE] VU B1ab(iii):3.1:2013 (Niemiller et al. 2013)

Museum Holdings

AUM, GMNH, UAIC (Niemiller et al. 2013)

Key References

Niemiller, ML and Fitzpatrick, BM Journal Article 2008 Phylogenetics of the Southern cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus: Implications for conservation and management
Niemiller, M.L. and Poulson, T.L. Book Section 2010 Subterranean fishes of North America: Amblyopsidae
Graening, G.O., Niemiller, M.L., Fenolio, D.B., Mandrekar, K., Trauth, S.E. and Romero, A. Journal Article 2010 A new cavefish, Typhlichthys sp. nov. (Perscopsiformes: Amblyopsidae) from the Interior Highlands, USA
Niemiller, M. L., Near, T. J. and Fitzpatrick, B. M. Journal Article 2012 Delimiting Species Using Multilocus Data: Diagnosing Cryptic Diversity in the Southern Cavefish, Typhlichthys Subterraneus (Teleostei: Amblyopsidae)
Niemiller, Matthew L., Graening, Gary O., Fenolio, Dante B., Godwin, James C., Cooley, James R., Pearson, William D., Fitzpatrick, Benjamin M. and Near, Thomas J. Journal Article 2013 Doomed before they are described? The need for conservation assessments of cryptic species complexes using an amblyopsid cavefish (Amblyopsidae: Typhlichthys) as a case study
Armbruster, J., Niemiller, M.L. and Hart, P.B. Journal Article 2016 Morphological evolution of the cave-, spring-, and swampfishes of the Amblyopsidae
Niemiller, M. L., Zigler, KS, Hart, PB, Kuhajda, Bernard R., Armbruster, J, Ayala, BN and Engel, AS Journal Article 2016 First definitive record of a stygobiotic fish (Percopsiformes, Amblyopsidae, Typhlichthys) from the Appalachians karst region in the eastern United States