Axolotl : Mexican walking fish

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Let’s Learn About the Axolotl!

Scientific Look at the Axolotl

Scientific ClassificationConservation StatusOriginal Habitat
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Ambystomatidae
Species: A. mexicanum
Critically endangered in their natural habitat due to urbanization in Mexico City, water pollution, and introduction of tilapia and perch.Lake Xochimilco
Also Known As: The Mexican Walking FishAxolotls are used extensively in scientific research because of their ability to regenerate their limbs.Few are seen in their natural habitat. Thousands are in captivity.

Additional Information and Companion Videos

Axolotls: Masters of Regeneration
Axolotl Care Guide: Housing, Feeding & Tank Mates
  1. Library Resources
  2. Lesson Plans
  3. Pronunciation of Axolotl
  4. How to draw and Axolotl in 9 easy steps
  5. Test Your Knowledge
Book Cover
Title & Authors
Book Cover
Title & Authors
indexUnusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of the Earth’s Strangest Animals

by Michael Hearst; illustrations by Arjen Noordeman, Christie Wright, and Jelmer Noordeman

Call Number: J 590 HEA
index (1)Animals Up Close: Zoom in on the World’s Most Incredible Creatures

by: Igor Siwanowicz

Call Number: J 590 SIW
index (2)Amazing Reptiles and Amphibians

by Brian Williams

Call Number: J 597.9 WIL

by: Karen Latchana Kenney

Hoopla eBook (Streaming Content)

Xolotl Strikes! 

by: William Stafford

Hoopla eBook (Streaming Content)