Whats this animal called?

I saw a nature programme a few years ago, and it featured an animal called "Proteus (something)". It was an eel like wormy thing with pink gills and a white albino body. It was also blind and lived in some deep water caves. If anyone knows the second part to its name please share your wisdom, as its doing my head in!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Proteus anguinus.

    In terms of the construction of its body the human fish is a member of a family of amphibians: Proteidae, to be precise. The family comprises only two genera: Proteus, with only one species living in the water of the Dinaric Karst in the area from Slovenia to Herzegovina, and Necturus, indigenous to surface waters in North America.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Proteus Anguinus.☺

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  • 1 decade ago

    Proteus is as has been said an amphibian. It seems to have a close relative in the 'axolotl' from south america. Both species seem to prefer remaining in the tadpole or larval stage of development, complete with external gills when water is plentiful. Apparently if conditions rapidly dry up, metamorphosis occurs rapidly. fascinated to hear that thyroid extract facilitated this response too. When younger I added iodine to the water of ordinary frog tadpoles and witnessed an almost overnight change to (very tiny) adult frogs!

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  • Nancy
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    4 years ago

    It looks like a dingo, but in fact it is a Basenji. The Dingo is Australia's wild dog. It is found in Australia, in all states but Tasmania. They are found throughout the mainland of Australia, close to a source of water. The Dingo is a medium sized dog, with a bushy tail, and red to yellow coat. Dingos do not bark, but they do howl. It is not a native animal to Australia, and it is unsure how it arrived there, but the current theories are: * Dingos were brought to Australia thousands of years ago by Koori people. * Dingos may be related to wild dogs in South East Asia, and taken to Australia for trade by sea-farers. The Basenji is indeed an African animal. .

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  • 1 decade ago

    Proteus anguinus - European cave-dwelling aquatic salamander with permanent external gills

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  • Polo
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    1 decade ago

    Proteus anguinus. There are pics on this site:

    http://img.search.yahoo.com/search/images?ei=utf-8...

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  • 1 decade ago

    The common name for proteus is: OLM

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  • 1 decade ago

    Proteus is an early sea-god, one of several deities whom Homer calls the "Old Man of the Sea", whose name suggests the "first", as protogonos is the "firstborn".

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds a bit like a scouser lol

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  • Linzi
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    1 decade ago

    oh i know exactly what your talking about! but, you know, like 5 people have already answered this. I didnt know the answer, but ive always wondered what its called. Im not sure if i could remeber the name though.

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