The Aztec god of fire and lightning, Xolotl, who could take the shape of a salamander, inspired the name of the Axolotl. Due to their distinct genetic profile and potential to reveal the mysteries of evolution and regeneration, they are particularly well-liked in biomedical research labs; in fact, they might be thought of as the white mice of amphibians.
Axolotls that have just hatched will occasionally nibble on the limbs of their siblings while they wait for their first meal. But don’t worry; they eventually grow back. There are only two lakes where they may be found, Mexico’s Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco. Because of pollution, habitat destruction, and water diverted by an expanding human population, these lakes are Critically Endangered.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size)/ Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No