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The Axolotl (or ajolote) (Ambystoma mexicanum) is the best-known of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders

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Use a gemstone as an enrichment toy for your salamander! Get a smooth, shiny stone, such as hematite, which is larger than your axolotl's head and too heavy for them to lift. Place the stone in your

Meet Promachoteuthis sulcus, a bizarre creature straight out of your nightmares.  As you can see, this thing has freakishly human looking teeth. It’s a species of promachoteuthid squid and only one specimen has been found to date. It was captured in the Southern Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 2,000m in 2007.

Promachoteuthis sulcus, a bizarre creature. As you can see, this thing has human looking teeth. It’s a species of promachoteuthid squid and only one specimen has been found to date. It was captured in the Southern Atlantic Ocean at a depth of

Nieuwe spinnensoort met kleurrijk 'masker' ontdekt in Australië

Nieuwe spinnensoort met kleurrijk 'masker' ontdekt in Australië

World's cutest male spider does embarrassing dance to impress cutest female spider

Tardigrade is a microscopic animal that lives on moss.

The Tardigrade aka Water Bear. Able to survive the vacuum of space, radiation, intense pressures and years of being dried out and 'dead.

Happy fish: This smiling Axolotl salamander is the star attraction at Aquaria Fun Park in Austria

No wonder he's happy! Smiling salamander threatened with extinction becomes star attraction at Austrian aquarium

The critically endangered Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) salamander is found living in Lake Xochimilco in central Mexico. Their pink skin, large head and apparent smile give them a disconcerting human appearance.

The Axolotl is a species of salamander that fails to undergo full metamorphosis, retaining qualities from the larvae stage into their adult phase. The species is generally found in Mexico,and is named after an Aztec term that means ‘water doll’.

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The Mexican axolotl can regrow missing limbs, parts of its brain, and even make new neurons. (Photo by Stephen Dalton, NHPA/Photoshot, National Geographic Stock)

The Axolotl is a fascinating creature for a number of reasons, including its strange appearance, its ability to regenerate, and primarily the fact that it exhibits the phenomenon known as neoteny. The Axolotl remains in its larval form throughout its life. It grows much larger than a normal larval salamander, and it reaches sexual maturity in this larval stage. The animal is completely aquatic.

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The Axolotl also known as a Mexican salamander or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a "walking fish", it is not a fish, but an amphibian

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