Walk With The Mexican Walking Fish
Anna Ryan/Period 8
Mexican Walking Fish?
The axolotl or the "Mexican Walking Fish" is classified as a critically endangers species. The axolotl, found in Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco (which no longer exists) in central Mexico, is NOT a fish! It is an amphibian! Axolotl reach adulthood without undergoing any metamorphosis. Their heads are wide, and their eyes are lidless. Males are defined by their swollen cloacae, while females are defined by their wider bodies. Although the exact population number is unknown, the population has dropped from roughly 1,500 per square mile in 1998 and 25 per square mile in 2008.