The Amazing Axolotl
Macayla Diederich's South American Research Project
Yes Or No?
Have you ever seen one?
A type of salamander?
A type of fish that is related to frogs, toads, lizards, salamanders and eels?
Well, there is! Infact here is a lot more about them... They are called Axolotls
Amazing Axolotl Facts
- Axolotls are fish and can walk around on the bottom of Central American rivers
- Axolotls are actually not a fish they salamanders, salamanders are related to frogs, toads,lizards, and eels.
- Axolotls can regenerate body parts, If they lose and arm, no problem one will grow back shortly after. About 40-50 days
This Axolotl looks like he is smiling. Awe! People might say they are cute, they are, but you should never keep them as a pet or eat them because they are becoming extinct.
They are different kinds of Axolotls some are albino which means really white, and some are blackish-brown, they are a lot of types out in Central America.
The Axolotl's body
Their body is very long, not as long as an eel, but pretty long, they are very fast swimmers because of the tail, as you can see there is a thin fin around the tail that makes the Axolotl swim.
How to Pronounce Axolotl and why its named Axolotl
Axolotls have a mythological background. Aztecs thought they were dog-headed gods. In the Aztec language, alt meant “water” and xolotl meant “dog.” Some Aztecs believed they could fully become a lizard and hide from people trying to kill them. http://mentalfloss.com/article/63130/11-awesome-axolotl-facts
Like a lizzard because of thier feet and long tail
Axolotls are related to frogs, toads, lizards, and eels
This axolotl has only 3 legs
Axolotls should have four legs, but they will live with one or two, adtentually they will grow back and our frog friend will have 4 legs again!
Axolotls aren't fish
Axolotls aren't fish because they are related to salamanders, frogs, lizards, and eels.