An Axolotl morph is an Axolotl with a distinct type of color pattern that has mainly been created through selective breeding in captivity. Due to Axolotls being such great pets there has been a lot of breeding of them and this is why there are so many different morphs. There could be as many as 20 different color patterns for Axolotls but generally there are considered to be 15 main types of Axolotl morph.
A morph is created by the genes passed down from parent to offspring, artificially in a lab or as a genetic mutation. It is the combination of pigment cells within each gene, and the way the genes from each parent are combined, which creates the specific type of morph. A few morphs do have different physical features or traits but the primary difference between each morph is the colors, some are rarer than others because of the way that genes combine and how rare each gene combination is. Below is a list of the 15 common morphs and their characteristics.