Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MFS - strange But True - Creatures / animals 13


The axolotl (pronounced /ˈæksəlɒtəl/), Ambystoma mexicanum, is the best known of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders belonging to the Tiger Salamander complex. Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled. The species originates from the lake underlying Mexico City and is also called ajolote (which is also the common name for the Mexican Mole Lizard). Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate most body parts, ease of breeding, and large embryos. They are commonly kept as pets in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Japan (sold under the name wooper looper and other countries.Read more about this animal on MFS,with 3 videoclips (1 Rare footage from 1913).

1 comment:

  1. Ehi, this time I like you're "guy" - Ambystoma mexicanum...and makes me think of a nursery rhyme of the cartoon with Sncho Pancha if I look better on his face:))

    Leaving the joke now you will be most likely to get attracted to it for its cute and unusual looks, right? If you are able to provide proper care, an axolotl tank is surely an exotic and unique addition to your home aquariums,it's something different!

    Nice post, Will



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