Chinese giant salamanders are the largest amphibians in the world.
Amphibians are ectothermic vertebrates, meaning they cannot regulate their body temperature. They rely upon on, for example, the sun for heat. They inhabit a wide range of aquatic environments. Most species begin life in water as larvae with gills but undergo metamorphosis into adults that breathe through their lungs and skin.
Explore all the amphibians in our animal A-Z - which one is your favourite?
Fascinating facts about some of the world’s most amazing animals. From Aardvarks to Zebras our A-Z of the animal world is guaranteed to inspire. If your favourite animal’s not yet included, please let us know. Check out the Top 3 most loved animals! »
The highly aquatic Columbia Spotted Frog can only live near permanent water bodies. Habitat destruction and modification is causing population declines in some parts of its range.
Over 5,000 different frog species live in temperate and tropical habitats worldwide. They come in all different sizes and colours, but they all share the same basic shape, with large hind legs that are excellent for jumping, swimming and digging. They absorb water and oxygen through their thin damp skin and need watery environments to stop them drying out.
Newts have the ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, spinal cords, hearts, intestines, and upper and lower jaws!
Don’t be misled by their tiny size, these tiny frogs are poisonous to the touch!