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The Biggest Proteus

 

To what size does the white proteus grow? Professional literature is not of uniform opinion regarding this issue. Lengths from 20 to 30 cm, exceptionally even up to 40 cm have been recorded. According to cave divers even much larger specimens have been observed in several siphons. In order to verify these statements I set off to the recommended location with Martin Ilenič and my underwater camera. We did find some much larger specimens than average. Their length was estimated to 35 cm. The two capital proteuses however …