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has the rare trait of retaining its larval features throughout its adult life.
2019/06/13 18:25
axolotls differ from most other salamanders in that they live permanently in water
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reaching up to a foot in length, although the average size is closer to half that.
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surviving up to 15 years on a diet of mollusks, worms, insect larvae, crustaceans, and some fish.
2019/06/13 18:26
Populations are in decline as the demands of nearby Mexico City have led to the draining and contamination of much of the waters of the Xochimilco Lake complex. They are also popular in the aquarium trade, and roasted axolotl is considered a delicacy in Mexico, further shrinking their numbers. They are considered a critically endangered species.
2019/06/13 18:28