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

@article{Alcaraz2015ResponseOA,
  title={Response of a native endangered axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum (Amphibia), to exotic fish predator},
  author={Guillermina Alcaraz and Xarini L{\'o}pez-Portela and Cecilia Robles-Mendoza},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={753},
  pages={73-80}
}
The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a critically endangered and threatened species endemic of the Central Valley of Mexico. The population of this neotenic amphibian has declined in recent years as a result of habitat destruction, polluted waters, and the introduction of exotic species such as tilapia. We evaluated the antipredator response of predator-naïve axolotls to visual and chemical cues of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and its foraging consequences. Axolotls decreased their… CONTINUE READING
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