Siredon dumerilii Dugès, , Naturaleza, 1: Syntypes: Not stated, but presumably originally in MDUG; including USNM (according to. Locally known as “achoques,” the Lake Pátzcuaro salamander (Ambystoma dumerilii) is an amphibian that lives its entire life in freshwater. Siredon dumerilii Dugès, , Bathysiredon dumerilii (Dugès, ), Amblystoma dumerili Cope, , Ambystoma (bathysiredon) dumerilii Tihen,

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See account by Brandon,Dumerjlii. Recovers only records that contain the word Lithobates AND “Costa Rica”, but excludes any record that contains the word “forreri” in any part of the record: This liquid is thought to function as a defense mechanism against predators.

In the wild, their main food source seems to be the dwarf crayfish Cambarellus patzcuarensiswhich in the pet trade is commonly sold in its orange color morph. Ambystoma queretarense — Smith and Smith,Synops.

Retrieved from ” https: They feed by suction, and eat many types of invertebrates. Sincefishermen have not been able to locate them, thus dhmerilii number is virtually no longer detectable.

Recently, this salamander has been used in research as a counterpoint to the more common captive-bred Dumerilii. Smith and Taylor,Bull. The massive head is flattened, enabling the salamander to be an extremely efficient fish hunter. In the main entrance hall of the Basilica, there is a large painting depicting their reproduction cycle in the lake, their husbandry and the production of medicine.


The eggs are left to fate by the parent animals immediately after spawning. Additionally, predators, such as the invasive Tilapia sp.

Ambystoma dumerilii (Dugès, ) | Amphibian Species of the World

Interprets this as “Lithobates AND pipiens” so will return all records that have the character string “Lithobates pipiens” anywhere within a record: Patzcuaro salamanders are usually yellowish in color, with a lighter shade on their underbellies. Allows a partial letter string to be entered and implies either no or various extension on this letter string. The foot pads and toes of wild caught specimens are chocolate brown. Things you should know about this project: Lake Patzcuaro salamander Conservation status.

Bathysiredon dumerilii queretarensis Maldonado-Koerdell,Mem.

Ambystoma dumerilii

MDUG 2 specimensby original designation. Skip to content Skip to search.

This species was exploited for decades by fishermen for food and medicine for respiratory diseases. Ambystoma dumerili — Lafrentz,Abh.

Lake Patzcuaro salamander – Wikipedia

Due to habitat destruction, pollution and the introduction of predatory fish the population has decreased severely in the past decades. This results in adults that have long, heavily filamented external gillsgill slits lined with tooth-like gill rakers, and caudal fins. Up to eggs are laid in water plants or glued onto stones. Amphibian Species of the World 6. Views Read Edit View history. The fishermen we interviewed have not caught a single salamander in recent years!


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Dumerilui. The achoques are measured, microchipped and paired for breeding by the sisters. In the wild, ambystomatids generally exhibit both aquatic neotenic larval and terrestrial metamorphosed stages.

Lake Patzcuaro salamander

Amblystoma dumerili — Cope,Bull. April – 3: As compared to terrestrial salamanders, A. Means that the results of the search must include both words held together by an AND.