Axolotl Care Sheet – Ambystoma Mexicanum

Mar 20, 2013
The Reptile Report
by Robyn

The Reptile Report - The Axolotl, also known as the Mexican Walking Fish or Mexican Salamander (Ambystoma Mexicanum), is an Amphibian. To be exact, it is a Salamander, and is part of the Caudata/Urodela family.

There are three parts of the class Amphibia: these are Newts and Salamanders (Caudata/Urodela), Frogs and Toads (Anurans), and Caecilians (Gymnophiona).

Axolotl’s Latin name is Ambystoma Mexicanum, which means it is part of the Ambystoma family of Caudate. This also means they are in the same group as other Salamanders, such as Tiger Salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum). The Axolotl name is derived from the Aztec language of Nahuatl. Some of the different translations of the word Axolotl which you might have heard of are ‘Water Dog’, ‘Water Doll’, ‘Water Monster’, and ‘Water Slave’. The word ‘Axolotl’ is pronounced as Ax-o-lot-ul.

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