Top Ten Blind/Eyeless Animals

These animals are either: Have eyes but are blind or completely eyeless. Vision is very important for survival in the animal world, but these amazing animals can still survive without it

The Top Ten

1 Kaua'i Cave Wolf Spider Kaua'i Cave Wolf Spider

You used two heavy metal song titles in the name of this list. Blind by Korn and Eyeless by Slipknot - PhantomMilitia

Its binomial name is Adelocosa anops, and "anops" means "eyeless". Wolf spiders have large eyes, but this one doesn't have eyes at all. This spider is completely harmless to humans - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

2 Olm Olm

Um...that picture is an Axolotl. Olm is slightly different - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

Also known as proteus. It's an aquatic salamander in the family Proteidae. It's also called "human fish" (because of the skin color), "white salamander" or "cave salamander" - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

3 Brahminy Blind Snake Brahminy Blind Snake

Also known as the flowerpot snake, common blind snake, island blind snake, and Hawaiian blind snake. Since it's eyeless and it's tail tip and head is similar, it's hard to tell which one's the head and which one's the tail. If brought to the surface, this snake will try to dig down back to the ground to avoid light - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

4 Brazilian Blind Characid Brazilian Blind Characid

Also known as blind tetra. It's related to piranhas - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

5 Star-Nosed Mole Star-Nosed Mole

It uses the star-shaped organ called the Eimer's organ on its nose to detect its surroundings - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

6 Atretochoana Atretochoana

It looks similar to a snake, but it's actually more closely-related to salamanders - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

7 Leptodirus Beetle Leptodirus Beetle

It's the first troglobite (cave-dwelling animal, not to be confused with troglodite) to be described in scientific lierature. This beetle is considered to be a vulnerable species because its ecological requirements span a narrow range - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

8 Blind Crayfish Blind Crayfish
9 Kentucky Cave Shrimp Kentucky Cave Shrimp
10 Hydra Hydra

Not to be confused with the mythical creature - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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