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axolotl, Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum)

Siredon humboldtii
Date 1700-1880
Source/Photographer Iconographia Zoologica
Old Latin name Siredon humboldtii
New Latin name Ambystoma mexicanum
Common name Nederlands: Axolotl

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.

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