Kingdom : Animalia
                         Class : Amphibia
                      Family : Ambystomatidae
                         Type : Amphibian

      Scientific Name : Ambystoma 
                                     Mexicanum
                     Size(L) : 15cm - 45cm 
                                        (6in - 18in)
                     Weight : 60g - 200g 
                                         (2oz - 7oz)
                Top Speed : 17km/h (10mph)

                 Life Span : 10 - 20 years
                      Colour : Black, White, Pink, 
                                             Grey, Brown
                 Skin Type : Permeable
Distinctive Features : Feathery gills and
                                     flattened-shaped head
  1. The Axolotl are medium sized amphibians found in a lake-complex in south-central Mexico.
  2. They are closely related to Tiger Salamanders, and continue to retain their tadpole -like appearance.
  3. They have flat, broad head much wider than their bodies.
  4. They have feathery gills on either sides of their head allowing them to breath under water.
  5. They are also able to regenerate their detached or damaged limbs.
  6. They may be pink, white, brown, black or grey in color.
  7. They are carnivores feeding on worms, insect larvae, molluscs and small fish.
  8. They have very few natural predators in birds and large fish.
  9. Their average lifespan is around 15 to 25 years.
  10. The female Axolotl lays 100-1000 eggs which hatch after a month’s time.
  11. The baby axolotls emerge directly into the open water.
  12. Axolotls are very popular as freshwater aquarium pets.
  13. Increase in pollution is their biggest threat today.

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