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ˈæk səˌlɒt lax·olotl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. axolotl, mud puppy, Ambystoma mexicanumnoun

    larval salamander of mountain lakes of Mexico that usually lives without metamorphosing


  1. axolotlnoun

    An amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico; the siredon.

  2. Etymology: From axolotl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Axolotlnoun

    an amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico; the siredon

  2. Etymology: [The native name.]


  1. Axolotl

    The axolotl or Mexican salamander is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander. Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled. It is also called ajolote [ɑːhɒˈlɔte]. The species originates from numerous lakes, such as Lake Xochimilco underlying Mexico City. Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate limbs. Axolotls should not be confused with waterdogs, the larval stage of the closely related tiger salamanders, which are widespread in much of North America and occasionally become neotenic. Neither should they be confused with mudpuppies, fully aquatic salamanders which are not closely related to the axolotl but bear a superficial resemblance. As of 2010, wild axolotls are near extinction due to urbanization in Mexico City and polluted waters. Non-native fish, such as African tilapia and Asian carp, have also recently been introduced to the waters. These new fish have been eating the axolotls' young, as well as its primary source of food. The axolotl is currently on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's annual Red List of threatened species.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Axolotl

    aks′o-lotl, n. a reptile found in Mexico, allied to the tailed batrachia, but distinguished by retaining its gills through life. [Mexican.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of axolotl in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of axolotl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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