Black Girl. Axolotls are members of the tiger salamander, or Ambystoma tigrinum species complex , along with all other Mexican species of Ambystoma. Submit comment.
The Habib Show. Their limbs are underdeveloped and possess long, thin digits. Copy page link Copy.
The wild population has been put under heavy pressure by the growth of Mexico City. Retrieved 8 November Axolotls are used in heart defect studies due to the presence of a mutant gene that causes heart failure in embryos. As of [update] , wild axolotls were near extinction  due to urbanization in Mexico City and consequent water pollution , as well as the introduction of invasive species such as tilapia and perch.
Amphibian Species of the World: Archived from the original on Back 1 2 Next. For other uses, see Axolotl disambiguation.