“The Human Fish” aka an Olm

I just read an article on Wired about a creepy “human” looking fish called an Olm. It’s nicknamed the “the human fish” because it lacks pigmentation in its skin so it appears to have a flesh skin. See the picture below:

The Olm (or Proteus) is a strange looking foot-long salamander that is blind and lives in dark caves in Southern Europe. According to the Wired article they have unnaturally long lifespans, an average of 69 years. Crazy!

Check out the Wikipedia and the Wired Article.

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