Here you can view a small selection of amphibians (frogs and salamanders) from all over the world.
Amphibians are a diverse and exciting class of animals that include frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians.
The term ‘amphibian’ comes from the Greek word ‘amphibious’. Amphi means “both” and bios means “life”. Those names refer to the two lives that many amphibians live one in water during their larval stage and the other on land during their adult stage.Amphibians are vertebrate animals (have a backbone) like fish, mammals, reptiles, and birds. They are cold-blooded, which means their body temperature is regulated by their surrounding temperature. Amphibians are also characterized by their smooth, slimy skin and their lack of scales, feathers, or hair. Their skin is permeable and many amphibians breathe through their skin instead of through their lungs.