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axolotl, Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum)

Date 3 February 2008
Author LoKiLeCh

The axolotl also known as a Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum) or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a "walking fish", it is not a fish, but an amphibian. The species originates from numerous lakes, such as Lake Xochimilco underlying Mexico City. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. Instead of developing lungs and taking to land, the adults remain aquatic and gilled.
Order: Urodela
Family: Ambystomatidae
Genus: Ambystoma
Species: Ambystoma mexicanum (Shaw, 1789)

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Scientific Name: Ambystoma mexicanum (Shaw & Nodder, 1798)
Common Names: Axolotl, Mexican Salamander, Mexican Walking Fish, Salamandra ajolote [Spanish]
Synonyms: Gyrinus mexicanus Shaw and Nodder, 1798
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