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Ambystoma lermaense (Lake Lerma salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Lake Lerma Salamander (Ambystoma lermaense) is an extremely rare neotenic Mole salamander species.
View Wikipedia Record: Ambystoma lermaense

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Ambystoma lermaense

EDGE Analysis

This is a large species of salamander, reaching a total length of 240 mm or more. It has established populations of both metamorphosing individuals (which develop from an aquatic juvenile form with larval characteristics to a terrestrial physical form with adult features) and neotenic individuals (which retain their aquatic larval characters throughout their life). Drainage of marshes has destroyed almost the entire Lake Lerma ecosystem with the consequence that the Lake Lerma salamander may have become locally extinct in that area. Conservation and restoration of this salamander’s habitat is an urgent priority in order to save this species from extinction in the wild.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 42.62
EDGE Score: 6.55
View EDGE Record: Ambystoma lermaense

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Almolya del Rio Mexico


Parasitized by 
Cephalogonimus americanus[1]
Chabaudgolvania elongata <Unverified Name>[1]
Cosmocercoides dukae <Unverified Name>[1]
Falcaustra mexicana <Unverified Name>[1]
Gorgoderina attenuata[1]
Haematoloechus complexus <Unverified Name>[1]
Haematoloechus pulcher <Unverified Name>[1]

Range Map

Middle America;



Species recognized by , 2009-09-01, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Attributes / relations provided by 1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access