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On the adaptations to cave life of some different animal groups (first note)

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Author(s): Emilian Pricop | Bogdan M. Negrea

Journal: Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology
ISSN 2066-7671

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: biospeology | species adaptations | cave life

ABSTRACT
In this paper we present the major and common adaptations to the cave environment ofdifferent animal groups. The common features are: anophthalmia, depigmentation, apterism in the caseof insects, body shape and ecophysiological adaptations.

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