Bilateral gynandromorph axolotl!

AdvAxolotlsATL

New member
Joined
Aug 29, 2015
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Georgia
Country
United States
Hello all!
Mike from Advanced Axolotls here. Just wanted to shamelessly show off PB, our bilateral gynandromorph axie! This means that he/she is an animal bilaterally asymmetrical, with one side of the animal being male and the other female. The patchy piebald looking side is the female side and the wild type side is male. His/her gills are even different lengths on either side! He/she is priceless and just amazing to me, split perfectly down the middle, this is literally two different animals put together. You can even see the difference in the cloaca, one side is clearly female, the other male. More photos to come as we take better ones, enjoy!

Axolotls for Sale - Advanced Axolotls Atlanta
 

Attachments

headFeed

New member
Joined
Sep 8, 2015
Messages
43
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Kanagawa
Country
Japan
This is amazing!! What a beautiful axolotl, I didn't even know this could happen!
 

Hoagii

New member
Joined
Jan 13, 2015
Messages
96
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Colorado
Country
United States
Display Name
Leah
Fascinating and beautiful! How do you know the sex of each side?
 

AdvAxolotlsATL

New member
Joined
Aug 29, 2015
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Georgia
Country
United States
Thanks much, I'm very pleased with this critter. The rest of the surviving clutch were all normal of course. As far as I'm aware, the condition isn't well understood in vertebrates and I'd imagine is an even more rare occurrence than regular chimeric animals.
 

AdvAxolotlsATL

New member
Joined
Aug 29, 2015
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Georgia
Country
United States
The sex of each hemisphere is obvious by the swelling of the cloaca on either side. Like you would sex a normal axolotl, the males have quite a bulge and the female has a neat little bump. Here in PB even the cloaca is perfectly divided down the middle, the right hemisphere being a slight bump and the left a swollen bulge. I'll try to get some close ups of the region for you guys soon!
 

Sith the turtle

New member
Joined
Jul 17, 2015
Messages
677
Reaction score
15
Points
0
Location
Georgia, USA
Country
United States
Display Name
Xavier
Nice! Probably weird, but can it reproduce with its self? Probably not though
 

AdvAxolotlsATL

New member
Joined
Aug 29, 2015
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Georgia
Country
United States
I don't think asexual reproduction would be possible since axolotls would never naturally reproduce that way and I'm not quite sure how it would mate with another axie either.
 

Bette

New member
Joined
Jan 15, 2013
Messages
975
Reaction score
14
Points
0
Location
Massachusetts, USA
Country
United States
Display Name
LadyAquarius
Looks like you have a cool mosaic there ;-)
 

emmaie892000

New member
Joined
Jul 25, 2015
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
North Carolina
Country
United States
This is amazing! I've always loved animals with this condition, but this is the first axolotl like this that I've seen. Thanks for sharing!
 

LoriML

New member
Joined
May 14, 2014
Messages
172
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
NM
Country
United States
Display Name
Lori
Whaaaaaa! How cool is he!
 

HodgeaPodge

Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2012
Messages
137
Reaction score
2
Points
18
Location
Michigan
Country
United States
Display Name
Ashley
Wow, I've never seen anything quite like this. I'd like to see more pics for sure! :)
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • AlexisJG:
    As long as they don’t seem stressed that’s good and I mean hey if their well fed maybe they’ll live long happy lives together.
    +2
    Unlike
  • HalfDrunkToast:
    oh ya they are happy xD every time i come in to my room my Koy betta is like HI HI HI and actively swimming around
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Calgarycoppers has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Nerodia1:
    Děkuji za přijetí. Hledám tohoto obojživelníka, Typhlonectes compressicauda, nevíte, kde ho získat, nejlépe někde v Evropě.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Caudex has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    VEEK has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Lanalotl:
    My axie is acting woerd he was a rescue as stated in a different post he got better and now seems to be deteriorating again...again all tank conditions are OK and as should be. He seems to have some black dapple like pattern under his bottom lip? Is that normal? And his two back feet have a little wierd growth? Almost? Tiny tiny tiny lump. His capillaries in his feathers also appear darker and more visible. Any help would be appreciated
    +1
    Unlike
  • Lanalotl:
    Hes a leucistic axie
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    AmphibiGirl has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Dibgame:
    Hey guys. First time on this forum and im not sure what formatting i should use but hey here i go.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Jadezoey:
    Hi! I'm being in a hard position where I have to re-home my axolotls. I'm moving out and I would like to find them a new home with someone who can take proper care of them
    +1
    Unlike
  • Jadezoey:
    I have an adult wild type and a juvenile leucistc
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • BigAl:
    Oops my bad accidentally sent that
    +1
    Unlike
  • Binditheaxolotl:
    @HalfDrunkToastLol
    +1
    Unlike
  • AxieMomma87:
    is anyone online???
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Calgarycoppers has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Calgarycoppers has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • AxieMomma87:
    Are you still here
    +1
    Unlike
  • ZayneSantos:
    Is there anyone on who can give me advice?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Max2445:
    @ZayneSantos, What advice do you need
    +1
    Unlike
  • KrabzAga:
    based on this video what type of salamander might this larva be? I suspect either eastern newt or spotted salamander
    +1
    Unlike
  • KrabzAga:
    help appreciated
    +1
    Unlike
  • KrabzAga:
    they are from missouri
    +1
    Unlike
    KrabzAga: they are from missouri +1
    Top