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Ambystoma lermaense (Lake Lerma salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Lake Lerma Salamander (Ambystoma lermaense) is an extremely rare, occasionally neotenic mole salamander species from Mexico.
View Wikipedia Record: Ambystoma lermaense

Endangered Species

Status: 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


Adult Length [1]  4.488 inches (11.4 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Almolya del Rio Mexico


Parasitized by 
Chabaudgolvania elongata <Unverified Name>[2]
Cosmocercoides dukae <Unverified Name>[2]
Falcaustra mexicana <Unverified Name>[2]
Haematoloechus complexus <Unverified Name>[2]
Haematoloechus pulcher <Unverified Name>[2]

Range Map


Middle America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2Gibson, 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.
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