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Axolotl


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April 13, 2024

  • The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a fascinating aquatic salamander native to Mexico.
  • It is renowned for its unique ability to undergo neoteny, which means it retains its juvenile characteristics throughout its entire life.
  • Unlike most amphibians, axolotls do not undergo metamorphosis and remain in their aquatic larval form.
  • Key features of the axolotl include external gills, feathery structures on the sides of their heads, and a wide, flat tail.
  • They exhibit a variety of colors, including brown, black, white, and shades of pink, and their skin is smooth and permeable.
  • Axolotls are commonly kept as pets and are popular in scientific research due to their remarkable regenerative abilities.
  • They can regenerate entire limbs, parts of their heart, and even portions of their brain and spinal cord.
  • This regenerative capability has made them a subject of interest in studies aiming to understand tissue regeneration and repair in vertebrates.
  • In their natural habitat, axolotls are found in lakes and canals in the Valley of Mexico, although their population has declined in recent years due to habitat loss and pollution.
  • Conservation efforts are being made to protect these unique creatures and their habitat.

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