Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
Based on "A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special to Environmental Karst Hydrology" EPA/600/R-02/003, 2002, EPA: Washington, DC., Speleogenesis Glossary includes 2699 cave & karst terms
1. An animal living permanently underground in the dark zone of caves and only accidentally leaving it . 2. A creature that is fully adapted to life in total darkness and can only complete its life cycle underground . 3. A creature that lives permanently underground beyond the daylight zone of a cave. Many troglobitic species are adapted in some way to living in a totally dark environment. Synonyms: (French.) troglobie; (German.) Troglobiont; (Greek.) troglothitis; (Italian.) troglobio; (Russian.) troglobiont; (Spanish.) troglobio; (Turkish.) troglobit, kor balik.