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    Eurycea rathbuni otherwise known as Texas Blind Salamanders are incredible creatures that do not get their fair share of attention compared to animals such as cheetahs and lions. Specifically, they are only known to reside within the dark water filled caves of Edward’s Aquifer in Hays County, Texas.5 Thus, this species was discovered by the San Marcos National Fishery, which is now known as Texas State University.5,6 In 1967, Eurycea Rathbuni was listed as an endangered species, and within ten years it was entered into a breeding program at the San Marcos Fish Hatchery.3,6 The Texas Blind Salamander is a Eukaryotic organism that belongs to the Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Amphibia; Order: Caudata; and Family: Plethodontidae.5 All members of the Class Amphillia contain a vertebrate and four legs.7 Animals within this classification must also lay their eggs in water otherwise they will die…

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