Axolotl: An Endangered Species

Axolotl: An Endangered Species


Axolotl

An endangered species

Description

  • Amphibian
  • Neoteny: adulthood without metamorphosis
  • Capable of the regeneration of entire lost appendages
  • Genome about 10 times as large as the human genome

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Source: Wikipedia

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia

An endangered species

  • Currently listed by CITES as an endangered
  • Due to habitat degradation and the pervasiveness of invasive fish
  • Only found in Lake Xochimilco, which is suffering

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