Siredon dumerilii Dugès, , Naturaleza, 1: Syntypes: Not stated, but presumably originally in MDUG; including USNM (according to. Locally known as “achoques,” the Lake Pátzcuaro salamander (Ambystoma dumerilii) is an amphibian that lives its entire life in freshwater. Siredon dumerilii Dugès, , Bathysiredon dumerilii (Dugès, ), Amblystoma dumerili Cope, , Ambystoma (bathysiredon) dumerilii Tihen,

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Chester Zoo and Michoacan University have populations of achoques, nonetheless, the population at the convent is the most viable since it is closest the achoque’s native habitat and the salamanders are thus less likely to be exposed to foreign pathogens.

In the wild, ambystomatids generally exhibit both aquatic neotenic larval and terrestrial metamorphosed stages. The Lake Patzcuaro salamanderlocally known as achoqueAmbystoma dumeriliiis a neotenic salamander species. Interprets this as “Lithobates AND pipiens” so will return all records that have the character string “Lithobates pipiens” anywhere within a record: Retrieved from ” https: These salamanders never metamorphose and, therefore, never go ashore to live on land.

Retrieved 22 June Retrieved 31 July Like its relative, the axolotl, this salamander lives in neoteny, which means it lives its entire life, appearing as larvae. Smith and Taylor,Bull. Means that the results dumetilii the search will all records that have either of the terms held together by an OR.


The fishermen we interviewed have not caught a single salamander in recent years! Sincefishermen have not been able to locate them, thus their number is virtually no longer detectable. MDUG 2 specimensby original designation. Recovers all records that contain the word “Lithobates” or “Costa Rica”: Skip to content Skip to search.

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Ambystoma dumerilii

Interprets this as “Lithobates OR pipiens” so dumeerilii find the union of all records that contain either “Lithobates” or “pipiens”: Terrestrial metamorphosed are ground dwelling, fully developed adult forms with reduced gills.

Neotenic larvae are aquatic and permanently juvenile forms with external, feathery gills. Currently, Turtle Island is breeding two unrelated breeding lines and will be able to distribute offspring to collaborating institutions very soon.

We are not responsible for their content. Due to its very limited occurrence in only one Mexican highland lake, which has not been designated as a protected area, A. Status rejected by Brandon,Cat. They feed by suction, and eat many types of invertebrates.

See account by Brandon,Cat. April – 3: This is located in the Mesa Central region of the country, home to many isolated Ambystoma species.

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Things you should know about this project: This species was exploited for decades by fishermen for food and medicine for respiratory diseases. It is reported that 19 tons were harvested in The achoques are measured, microchipped and paired for breeding by the sisters.


Upon entering a room with an aquarium dumeerilii A. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history.

Lake Patzcuaro salamander

Depending on water temperature, oxygen content and water chemistry, external gills can differ in size and branching.

Recovers only records that contain the word Lithobates AND “Costa Rica”, but excludes any record that contains the word “forreri” in any part of the record: Dumerilii retain their larval characters throughout their entire life. The increasing eutrophication causes an annual eumerilii bloom. The massive head is flattened, enabling the salamander to be an extremely efficient fish hunter.

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Lake Patzcuaro salamander Conservation status. The top of their head and body is covered with glands that secrete a milky substance with an unpleasant odor and bitter taste. Means that the results of the search must include both words held together by an AND. Will find ambystomw uses of “. Because of water pollution and invasive fish species, the future of this highly specialized species is very uncertain. Insect larvae and worms are also eagerly consumed.