The Mexican Axolotl, specific name
Ambystoma mexicanum, is a mole salamander belonging to the group Tiger
salamander. The Mexican Axolotl is unique in its appearance because this
species fails to undergo metamorphosis,
meaning the adults are
still aquatic and maintain larval traits such as gills.
It is also neotenic,
that when one body part is destroyed it has the capability
to grow another one back.
The picture above shows an axolotls that has the
mutant gene for albinism.
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