Table 1. Common troglodyte characteristics (Gross, 2012; McGaugh et al., 2014; Protas et al., 2007; Retaux & Caslane, 2013).
Loss of pigmentation
Enhanced tactile & chemical senses (including taste)
Increased food finding ability
Increased starvation resistance
Reduced energy needs
Enhanced lipid storage
Reduced fecundity (larger, fewer eggs, etc.)
Slower, more efficient metabolism
Attraction to vibration
Loss of schooling
Loss of aggression
Dramatic sleep reduction
Shorter lifespans
Reduced genetic diversity
Smaller population sizes