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Axolotls Are Neotenic.

Axolotls are neotenic creatures, meaning they retain some of their juvenile characteristics even after they become adults. Despite developing functional lungs in adulthood, axolotls remain aquatic like larvae throughout their entire lives. They also retain youthful features like external gills, a tail, a body fin, and a lack of moveable eyelids into adulthood.

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