Axolotyl "The Walking Fish"

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Axolotyl "The Walking Fish"

They are typically black or brown, but the albino species are common, especially in captivity

Animal BehaviorLike salamanders, the Axolotyl can, when attacked, release one of its appendages to escape, and regenerate the body part. Axolotyls are very slow and often don't move for several hours at a time, making them boring to watch.

Ambystoma mexicanum

Axolotyl "The Walking Fish"

These amphibians use four stubby legs to drag themselves along the rocky bottom, or they use their thick, muscular tails to swim along the lake's channels

The Amazing Axolotyl!The Axolotyl is closely related to the Tiger Salamander. The Axolotyl lives exclusively in the lake complex of Xochimilco, near Mexico City. This creature differs from salamanders because it lives permanently underwater. Axolotyls have a diet of mollusks, worms, insect larvae, crustaceans and some fish, classifying them as carnivores. It is accustomed to being one of the top predators in its habitat, however it's greatest predator is the heron.

This Walking Fish is one you can't miss!!The Axolotyl has an average life span of 15 years, but it's numbers are shrinking as one of the top delicacies in Mexico, the roasted Axolotyl. They are a critically endangered species.

3 Way Respiratory SystemAxolotyls breathe through their cartilaginous gills as well as by diffusing oxygen that has dissolved in the water through their skin. When an Axolotyl ages, or gets older, it supplements it's oxygen supply by filling it's lungs at the surface of the water.


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