A useful source of information for all cave and cave-related organisms.


6th Annual Cavefish Meeting

The 6th Annual Cavefish Meeting was held March 17th-20th 2019 at Hotel Mision in Queretaro, Mexico. Horst Wikens (University of Hamburg) and Craig Albertson (University of Massachusetts) were the Keynote Speakers.

SAVE THE DATE: The 7th cavefish meeting is tentatively planned for the 27th February - 4 March 2022 as a hybrid event.

5th Annual Cavefish Meeting

The cavefish meeting held on March 2017 in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico was a great success! Visit the Rohner Lab Facebook Page to see event photos.

Visit for a collection of previous meeting programs and abstracts.

Cavefish In The News

- Cavefish Metabolism Providing Insight Into Diabetes
- Weird Little ‘Walking’ Cavefish
- Stowers Report: 'Model Organisms'
- Binge-Eating Cavefish and Human Obesity
- Scientists Falling For Binge-Eating Cavefish

Want to work with cavefish in Mexico? Who doesn't?

Find new opportunities, jobs, field trips to study cavefish in beautiful Mexico.... Job Opportunity: Research Assistant in Fish Heart Regeneration

Cavefish PI Contact List - Get in touch with top researchers in the field.

Email list for all things cavefish related.
Reach a large audience of people interested in cavefish research by Emailing to: (edited by Graham Proudlove).

If you want to be added to the list please contact: .

Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish

A comprehensive, unique work examining the use of the Mexican cavefish as a powerful model system to further understand basic biological processes such as eye degeneration, hearing, craniofacial development, sleep, and metabolic function. [available at the Elsevier Store]

Protocols & Methods

Published resources describing all our laboratory or experimental procedures.

- Whole Mount in Situ Hybridization
- Model Species Developmental Staging Table
- DASPEI Neuromast staining
- Alizarin Red Staining

Links & Resources

Additional sites for cavefish research.... a list of the subterranean fishes of the world, a searchable bibliography of >3000 entries, and several other lists of fishes.

This website creation and maintenance was supported in part by NIH R01GM127872-01