Axolotl - Encyclopedia of Life (2024)

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Ambystoma mexicanum (Axolotl) is a species of amphibians in the family mole salamanders. They are listed as critically endangered by IUCN and in cites appendix ii. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are found in The Neotropics and The Nearctic. They are solitary, nocturnal carnivores. They have sexual reproduction. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on swimming to move around.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/criticallyEndangered
  • Definition: A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets \r\nany of the criteria A to E for Critically Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
  • Source: http://apiv3.iucnredlist.org/api/v3/taxonredirect/1095

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_II
  • Definition: Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled. It also includes so-called "look-alike species", i.e. species whose specimens in trade look like those of species listed for conservation reasons. International trade in specimens of Appendix-II species may be authorized by the granting of an export permit or re-export certificate. No import permit is necessary for these species under CITES (although a permit is needed in some countries that have taken stricter measures than CITES requires). Permits or certificates should only be granted if the relevant authorities are satisfied that certain conditions are met, above all that trade will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild. (See Article IV of the Convention)
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/6110/legal

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/solitary
  • Definition: Solitary animals are those that spend a majority of their lives without others of their species, with possible exceptions for mating and raising their young. Antonyms for a solitary animal include a social animal or a colonial animal.
  • Attribution: https://www.definitions.net/definition/solitary+animal

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/parentalCareFemale
  • Definition: the female feeds and nurtures offspring
  • Attribution: Richard M. Sibly, Christopher C. Witt, Natalie A. Wright, Chris Venditti, Walter Jetz, and James H. Brown. 2012. Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds. PNAS 109(27):10937-10941, doi:10.1073/pnas.1206512109

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EOL has data for 39 attributes, including:

  • Body symmetry

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/body_symmetry
    • Definition: overall repetitive or reflective pattern in the body of one individual of this taxon. eg: bilateral symmetry, rotational symmetry, radial symmetry

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    bilaterally symmetric

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  • biogeographic realm

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    The Neotropics

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  • body shape

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/BodyShape

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    bilaterally symmetric

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  • diet includes

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/Diet
    • Definition: Information about the items eaten by this organism.

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    worms

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  • egg diameter

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/EggDiameter
    • Definition: Diameter of the egg life stage of this organism. An egg is an organic vessel in which an embryo first begins to develop. In most birds, reptiles, insects, molluscs, fish, and monotremes, it is the zygote, resulting from fertilization of the ovum, which is expelled from the body and permitted to develop outside the body until the developing embryo can survive on its own.
    • Attribution: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_(biology)

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    30 cm

  • geographic distribution includes

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/Present
    • Definition: This organism is known to be present in this location or region. Not exclusive; other regions may also be reported.

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    Mexico

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  • mating system

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/MatingSystem

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    promiscuous

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  • population trend

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/population_trend
    • Definition: i.e., increasing, decreasing, stable, or unknown

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    Decreasing

  • prenatal development duration

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
    • Definition: The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.

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    18 days

  • reproduction

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    sexual reproduction

    • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
    • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.

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  • social system

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/SocialSystem
    • Definition: Description of the relationships among individuals within a population of organisms, including reproductive relationships (mating system), relationships within each sex, adult – young interactions, helpers and cooperation (group living).

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    solitary

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/solitary
    • Definition: Solitary animals are those that spend a majority of their lives without others of their species, with possible exceptions for mating and raising their young. Antonyms for a solitary animal include a social animal or a colonial animal.
    • Attribution: https://www.definitions.net/definition/solitary+animal

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  • trophic guild

    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/TrophicGuild
    • Definition: A group of species that exploit the same food resources, and/or use the same feeding or foraging methods. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guild_(ecology)

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    insectivore

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Axolotl. View this species on GBIF

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