TITLE

Axolotl

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Axolotl, a Mexican salamander that retains most of its larval characteristics, but which matures sexually and is able to reproduce. This ability to reproduce without attaining adult form is called neoteny. Axolotls were first known in the lakes around Mexico City, and were given their name by the Aztecs. They look like the larvae of the tiger salamander, a closely related species. Axolotls are sold in Mexican markets as food.
ACCESSION #
37309824

 

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