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Olms and Mudpuppies: Proteidae

Conservation Status

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists one species of olms and mudpuppies as Endangered, one as Vulnerable, and one as Low Risk/Near Threatened. Endangered means facing very high risk of extinction in the wild. Vulnerable means facing high risk of extinction in the wild. Low Risk/Near Threatened means at risk of becoming threatened with extinction in the future.

Olms have been protected in Slovenia since 1949. The main threats to olms are economic development, industrial pollution, and over-collecting. Mudpuppies are threatened by chemical pollution, changes in habitat, and over-collecting.

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Animal Life ResourceAmphibiansOlms and Mudpuppies: Proteidae - Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Olm (proteus Anguinus): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, MUDPUPPIES OLMS AND PEOPLE