Response of a native endangered axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum (Amphibia), to exotic fish predator

  title={Response of a native endangered axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum (Amphibia), to exotic fish predator},
  author={G. Alcaraz and Xarini L{\'o}pez-Portela and C. Robles-Mendoza},
  • G. Alcaraz, Xarini López-Portela, C. Robles-Mendoza
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a critically endangered and threatened species endemic of the Central Valley of Mexico. [...] Key Result Axolotls decreased their activity and increased their use of refuge in the presence of combined chemical and visual cues from the predator. The axolotls seem to use their vision to confirm the level of risk perceived through chemical signals to modulate their antipredator response accordingly.Expand Abstract
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