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  • looks like a pokemon sometimes: http://www.rasselbandi.info/mediac/400_0/media/axlotl.jpg

    January 4, 2008

  • That's amazing.

    January 4, 2008

  • Wild!

    January 4, 2008

  • This is the primary case of neotony.

    January 4, 2008

  • According to Wikipedia, this salamander is known in Japan as a Wooper Rooper (ウーパールーパー, Ūp�? Rūp�?). That's made my day already :-)

    January 4, 2008

  • Also, come to think of it, the name given to the tleilaxu breeding tanks from Herbert's Dune series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axlotl_tank

    January 5, 2008

  • Is this the same as axolotl?

    July 6, 2009

  • indeed. the Wiki page says that British English takes 'axlotl' and American 'axolotl', but that sounds fishy somehow (pardon the pun).

    July 6, 2009

  • Actually, since the axlotl is a salamander, there was not pun.

    July 8, 2009

  • Twue, but anything that lives in the sea might reasonably smell of fish, no?

    July 8, 2009