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The Axolotl

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The Axolotl
Ambystoma Mexicanum
By Alec Dauma and
Matthew Enfinger

The Axolotl is an amphibian living mainly in lake Xochimilco, a lake in Mexico.
It is also found in Lake Chalco, also in Mexico
Axolotls have confused scientists
for years because of their ability
to regenerate certain body parts
such as a leg, tail, eye, or heart.
Amputation
Bud
Differentiation
Complete
Where does it live?
What does it eat?
Black worms
Insects
Small fish
What eats it?
Tilapia
Heron
Reproduction
Male axolotls usually reach maturity at around 6 to 12 months.
Females mature later on.
Breeding season ranges between the months
of December and June. 24 hours later the female
can lay up to 300 to 1,100 eggs.
Although, they are also
being killed off by...
... their habitats being paved over.
... filling in the lakes.
Currently there are 700 to 1,200 left in the wild.
They live in the water temperature ranging between 60 to 64 degrees.
Food Web
Axolotl
Black worm
Small fish
Insects
Tilapia
Other smaller
salamanders
Heron
The tilapia are nonnative fish introduced to the lakes the axolotls live in by people in Mexico.
Bibliography/ Works Cited
"All About Birds."
Great Blue Heron,
Identification
,. N.P., n.d. Web. 02 March 2014 <http:/www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/
Great_Blue_Heron/id>.

"Ambystoma.org." What Do Axolotls Eat? N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2014.
<http:// www.ambystoma.org/education/84-what-do-axolotls-eat>.
"What Do Tilapia Eat?"

TilapiaFarmingorg
. N.p., n.d. Web.
02 March 2014. <http://tilapiafarming.org/tilapia/what-do- tilapia-eat/>.

Hearst, Michael, and Jelmer Noordeman. "Axolotl." Unusual Creatures: A Mostly
Accurate Account of Some of the Earth's Strangest Animals. San Francisco:
Chronicle, 2012. N. pag. Print.

Picture 1: http://www.photomazza.com/IMG/jpg_A_volte_l_Ambystoma_tigrinum_non_metamorfosa_e_viene_detto_Axolotl_c_Giuseppe_Mazza-2.jpg

Picture 2: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_E5aEUSA7lP4/TP0oGeI3TrI/AAAAAAAAAbI/QnQqwz8mLIw/s1600/axolotl.jpg

Picture 3: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/258/f/b/axolotl_day__wip_by_tylon-d49y5c6.png

Picture 4: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1HyLh6fotPc/UYbU6gbfOGI/AAAAAAAADXY/HtRbFgkyAzI/s1600/Who__s_a_Growing_Axolotl_by_bunny27.jpg

Picture 5: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1589449/thumbs/o-AXOLOTL-facebook.jpg

Picture 6:http://www.surrey-arg.org.uk/SARG/08000-TheAnimals/Images/Prey/Small_fish.jpg

Picture 7: http://www.utahbirds.org/birdsofutah/BirdsD-K_2/GreatBlueHeronJH1.jpg

Picture 8: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Few_days_old_baby_axolotl.jpg

Picture 9: http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/007/cache/mexican-axolotl_780_600x450.jpg
Adaptations
Axolotls can:
regrow their limbs, brain, or heart
at times,when their habitat is threatened, grow legs to walk on land
adapt to their transportation due to the fact that they don't transform out of larva to an adult
change color due to the pigment in their skin

And the stalks behind their skin take in oxygenated water
Goofy smile
Hello My name is Mr. Smith
A young axolotl
Kingdom-Animalia
Phylum-Chordata
Class-Amphibia
Order-Caudata
Family-Ambystomatidae
Genus-Ambystoma
Species-A. Mexicanum
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