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Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)
These little fellows are highly endangered!
The Axolotl is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a “walking fish”, it is not a fish, but an amphibian. The species originates from numerous lakes, such as Lake Xochimilco underlying Mexico City. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. Instead of developing lungs and taking to land, the adults remain aquatic and gilled.
photo credits: Stephen Dalton/Animals Animals—Earth Scenes, Warren photographic