The name ÂaxolotlÂ is thought to have originated from the Aztecs, derived from two words: atl, meaning ÂwaterÂ, and xolotl meaning ÂmonsterÂ. Axolotls do not develop adult characteristics but retain their gills, fins and other larval characteristics throughout their life. They live permanently in water, in the wetlands and canals associated with Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco, adjacent to Mexico City. Once eaten as a delicacy in Mexico City, they are now a protected species in Mexico and Critically Endangered in the wild.
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ED Score: 42.62
EDGE Score: 6.55