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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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This is located in the Mesa Central region of the country, home to many isolated Ambystoma species.

Ambystomma – The fishermen we interviewed have not caught a single salamander in recent years! Amblystoma dumerili — Cope,Bull. I nsight into the project:. The basic color of the salamander is gray-brown, but they can also have a reddish coloration with strikingly violet external gills.

Retrieved 31 July We are not responsible for their content. With this conservation breeding, we hope to contribute to the continued existence of this remarkable and unique salamander. The foot pads and toes of wild caught specimens are chocolate brown. In other projects Ambystoka. See account by Brandon,Cat. Ambystona all records that contain the word “Lithobates” or “Costa Rica”: This liquid is thought to function as a defense mechanism against predators.


The achoques are measured, microchipped and paired for breeding by the sisters. This species was exploited for decades by fishermen for food and medicine for respiratory diseases.

Due to its very limited occurrence in only one Mexican highland lake, which has not been designated as a protected area, A. Means that the results of the search must include both words held together by an AND. Lake Patzcuaro salamander Conservation status. Skip to content Skip to search. Patzcuaro salamanders are ambystkma yellowish in color, with a lighter shade on their underbellies. Recovers only records that contain the word Lithobates AND “Costa Rica”, but excludes any record that contains the word “forreri” in any ambystoka of the record: It is reported that 19 tons were harvested in Ambystoma Bathysiredon dumerilii — Tihen,Bull.

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The Lake Patzcuaro salamanderdumerliii known as achoqueAmbystoma dumeriliiis a neotenic salamander species. Means that the results of the search will all records that have either of the terms held together by an OR Lithobates OR “Costa Rica” Recovers all records that contain the word “Lithobates” or “Costa Rica”: Smith and Taylor,Bull.

Retrieved from ” https: Bathysiredon dumerilii — Smith and Necker,An. Ambystoma queretarense — Smith and Smith,Synops.


Bathysiredon dumerilii queretarensis Maldonado-Koerdell,Mem. They feed by suction, and eat many types of invertebrates. Bathysiredon dumerilii — Dunn,Not. Terrestrial metamorphosed are ground dwelling, fully developed adult forms with reduced gills.

This results in adults that have long, heavily filamented external gillsgill slits lined with tooth-like gill rakers, and caudal fins. Search only within taxon autocomplete list.

Neotenic larvae are aquatic and permanently juvenile forms with external, feathery gills. I nsight into the project: Patzcuaro salamanders have been hybridized with axolotls, and used in mitochondrial studies for comparison.

Ambystoma dumerilii

The massive head is flattened, enabling the salamander to be an extremely efficient fish hunter. Upon entering a room with an aquarium of A. This highly specialized species can reach a length of up to 35 cm.

See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young,Threatened Amph. Additionally, predators, such as the invasive Tilapia sp. They have large heads and reduced limbs.