Leucistic

Aliases: Lucy

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First Produced In: Unknown

Availability: Common

Last Updated: 2022-02-21

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A Leucistic axolotl is not Albino. The root word “leuko” just means “white.” It’s a totally different primary gene. Leucistic is probably the most specific overall phenotype. As explained in the Axolotl.org page, they are Leucistic because the d/d genotype prevents the dark pigment from migrating across the body when the embryo develops. They are white or pink, yet they have black (or sometimes blue) eyes. A Leucistic will always have a d/d genotype, and it also must be either A/A or A/a (non-Albino). [1]

Leucism is caused by a mutation that results in fewer melanocytes being produced in the skin. Because melanocytes produce melanin, a dark pigment, axolotls with this mutation do not have the same patterns as the Wild-type morph. [2]

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Head

Lucy’s have red or pink gills, and dark brown or black eyes. looks very similar to Albinos, but Albinos have red eyes. [3]

Lucy’s may or may not develop freckles depending on the environment and genetics.[4]

Body

Leucistic axolotls are a translucent white with shiny gold flecks.

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