Chemical Communication in Necturus maculosus and his Cave-Living Relative Proteus anguinus (Proteidae, Urodela)


Zoologisches Institut und Zoologisches Museum der Universität, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, D-2000 Hamburg 13

Laboratoire souterrain du C.N.R.S., F-09200 Moulis, Ariège.


The chemical communication of the epigean Necturus maculosus and the cave-living Proteus anguinus are compared in laboratory conditions. In both species a specks-specific substance transferred by water could be shown, another was deposited on the substrate.