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Common name : Axolotl or Mexican Walking Fish.
Scientific name : Ambystoma mexicanum
Type : Amphibian
Size : Up to 12 in (30 cm)
Weight : 2.11 to 8 oz (60 to 227 g)
Average life span in the wild :10 to 15 years

★ Commonly known as Mexican Walking Fish, Axolotls are actually amphibians like frogs and toads.

★ Amphibians usually develop from an egg into a larval form and finally into an adult. But axolotls remain in their larval form throughout their life. If they did grow to adulthood, axolotls would look just like their closest relative, the Mexican Salamander.

★ Salamanders live on land but axolotls are completely aquatic. They do have lungs but breathe through their gills and also through their skin.

★ Axolotls only need to be fed every two or three days. They eat tadpoles, soft insects, worms and even small fish but can also be fed small pieces of raw meat.

★ Because they have the ability to regenerate lost body parts, axolotls are probably one of the most scientifically studied salamanders in the world. They can regenerate almost any injured part of their body, including the limbs, tail, skin, and even major organs like the heart, liver and kidney.

★ They are considered a critically endangered species mostly due to habitat lost and being popular in the aquarium trade.The lakes in Mexico(Xochimilco Lake) where Axolotls come from no longer exist...

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