Mexican salamander or axolotl ( c ) , Ambystoma mexicanum, critically endangered, example of neoteny, retains larval characteristices in adult stage, such as external gills, endangered & endemic, found only in freshwater lakes near Mexico City, Mexico


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Mexican salamander or axolotl ( c ) , Ambystoma mexicanum, critically endangered, example of neoteny, retains larval characteristices in adult stage, such as external gills, endangered & endemic, found only in freshwater lakes near Mexico City, Mexico
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Mark Carwardine

Image dimensions: 5400x3600