Axolotl

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The traditional consumption of the axolotl by local people, is threatening the survival of the species.

The traditional consumption of the axolotl by local people, is threatening the survival of the species. Occasionally taken as a food item, (substituted for fish,) axolotls are prepared by either roasting or boiling and the tail is eaten with vinegar or cayenne pepper.

Axolotls have been long recorded as edible, espeically about Mexico City and patcuaro and remian today a dietary delicacy or staple in these areas.

Sources: (Bagnara, Armstrong, & Malacinski, 1989; Brunst, January 1955; Griffiths, Bride, et al., 2004; Majchrzak, 2004; Smith, 1969; Zambrano, et al., 2010)
Image: Regina Kolyanovska

 

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