• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Other Invertebrates (corals, sponges, worms, etc.)

Nature and Science

Planaria in a cave stream

Common organisms living within the sediments of Mammoth Cave streams are nematodes or roundworms (undescribed), copepods (Maraenobiotus, Moraria, Nitocra, and Parastenocaris), tardigrades (Macrobiotus), and oligochaete worms (Aeolosoma).

Did You Know?

Park entry sign.

Mammoth Cave is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America. Tours of Mammoth Cave have been offered since 1816.