Category: Amphibians

Axolotls are amphibians that never grow out of the larval stage, so they remain aquatic for their whole life. As relatives of the on land living salamanders, they are famous for their regeneration ability which enables them to re-grow entire limbs and even portions of the brain and spine.

Axolotl   © Sophia Volzke

The name “Axolotl” comes from the Aztec language, “Nahuatl” of which the most commonly accepted translation is “water-dog”.

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Underwater Fact 45

Although frogs have lungs, they absorb oxygen through their skin, and for this to occur efficiently, the skin must be moist.

Green Tree Frog   © Sophia Volzke

The common Australian Green Tree Frogs are often found around water sources inside houses, such as sinks or toilets. They are known to occupy tanks, downpipes and gutters, as these have a high humidity and are usually cooler than the external environment.

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