Project Description

Axolotl

Ambystoma mexicanum

Animal Class: Amphibian

Length: 6-18 inches

Weight: 2-8 ounces

Lifespan: 10-15 years

Diet: Carnivore. Mollusks, worms, insects, and small fish.

Habitat: In the wild, axolotls are native only to the freshwater Lake Xochimilco in the Valley of Mexico. They were once native to Lake Chalco as well, but Lake Chalco was drained.

Description: The axolotl is a critically endangered species of salamander. Unlike other salamanders, axolotls are entirely aquatic.

Axolotls are easy to breed in human care and are often used for scientific research due to their ability to extensively regenerate without scarring. They can regenerate lost appendages, eye tissue, and even parts of their central nervous system.

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