The habitat of this species is mainly Mexico Chalco Lake and Mexico's mountain lakes. They also hibernate when the temperature of the water drops below 10 degrees. Their length can be up to 25 cm. Their tails are half their height. They reach adulthood at the age of 1.5 - 2 years. They are carnivores, they can regenerate their severed limbs in an average of 1-2 months. Their lifespan is 15 years. Because it is used in food in Mexico, its generations are running out rapidly. "Aksolotl is one of the best known of the Mexican mole salamanders belonging to the tiger salamander group. The larvae of this species cannot undergo metamorphosis, so adults live in water and have gills."
Scientific name: Ambystoma mexicanum
Length: 23 cm Encyclopedia of Life
Top class: Ambystoma
Protection status: In Critical Danger (Descending)
Taxon Step: Type