ⓘ Typhlocaris ayyaloni

                                     

ⓘ Typhlocaris ayyaloni

Typhlocaris ayyaloni species was discovered in 2008 in the Ayalon Cave in Israel, 100 meters below ground, with no natural access to the surface. It was found living in a small pool of sulphide-rich, brackish water. It is one of eight new species recently discovered in the area, the others being Tethysbaena ophelicola, Metacyclops longimaxillis, Metacyclops subdolus, Akrav israchanani a land species, only found dead and also in other parts of the cave, Ayyalonia dimentmani land species, Lepidospora ayyalonica. land species, and a still-unnamed species in the genus Collembola.