Blind Mole

Blind Mole
Blind Mole
Head drawings of the Blind Mole
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Talpidae
Genus: Talpa
Species: T. caeca
Binomial name
Talpa caeca
Savi, 1822
Range map

The Blind Mole (Talpa caeca), also known as the Mediterranean Mole, is a mole found in the Mediterranean region. It is similar to the European Mole, differing most prominently in having eyes covered with skin. It is found in Albania, France, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland.


  1. ^ Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Bertolino, S., Mitsain, G., Yigit, N., Kryštufek, B. & Palomo, L.J. (2008). "Talpa caeca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature.