What is an axolotl?



  • Axolotl is an animal belonging to the kingdom Animalia and phylum Chordata.
  • Axolotl comes under the class Amphibia and order Urodela.
  • Axolotl are sometimes also called as Mexican Walking Fish.
  • Even though the other name for Axolotl comprises of “Walking Fish” it is originally not a fish but an Amphibian.
  • Axolotl is said to as a carnivorous in nature.
  • They depend on small animals such as molluscs, worms, insects, arthropods, and some small fishes also for their survival.
  • Axolotl has the ability to smell up their prey and then gobble it as whole into their stomach through the vacuum force.
  • Axolotl are found to be only fresh water animal, native to Mexican cities.
  • Axolotl are the animals that live off their whole life inside the water only.
  • They comprises of external gills, a tail, a body fin and no moveable eyelids.
  • Axolotl are said to breadth through their gills.
  • Axolotl are said to be in darker shade, they can change their color to few darker shades to prove of camouflage.
  • Some Axolotl are even accepted as pet by human being due to their orange color.
  • The different fact about Axolotl is that they can regenerate or regrow their limbs when cut off.
  • Axolotl are found to range their length from 9 inches to 18 inches.
  • The locomotive ability of Axolotl is said to be about 15 km per hour.
  • The threat to axolotl is from animals such as storks, herons as well as some big fishes.
  • The another great threat to axolotl is through the pollution and hazards produced by human activities.
  • Recently, scientist are trying to increase the breed of axolotl through different methods.

Fun Facts:

  1. Axolotl is pronounced as “ Ax-oh-lot-ul”.
  2. Axolotl are found more in lab and aquariums as compared to wild places.
  3. Axolotl are said to perfectly regrow their limbs five times in few week only.

Related Questions:

  1. What are the characteristic feature of Axolotl?
  2. What is the regeneration power of Axolotl?
  3. Where can we find Axolotl in wild?

True or False:

  1. Axolotl belongs to kingdom plantae.
  2. Axolotl are herbivorous in nature.
  3. Axolotl can not regrow their limbs.
  4. Axolotl belong to the class reptilia.
  5. Axolotl can be found in all type of water.

Objective Quiz:

  1. Axolotl belongs to the ________.
    1. Phylum Chordata.
    2. Phylum Animalia.
    3. Phylum Mammalia.
    4. None of the above.
  2. Axolotl are said to be _________ in nature.
    1. Omnivorous.
    2. Herbivorous.
    3. Carnivorous.
    4. None of the above.
  3. Axolotl are found in ________.
    1. Fresh water.
    2. Salty water.
    3. Both 1) and 2).
    4. None of the above.
  4. Axolotl can breadth through their _______.
    1. Gills.
    2. Lungs.
    3. Limbs.
    4. Mouth.
  5. Axolotl has the ability of ________.
    1. Regenration.
    2. Retention.
    3. Replication.
    4. All of the above.

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