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.
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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.
Many species of frog care for their offspring. For example some poison dart frogs lay their eggs on the forest floor so they can guard them and urinate on them to keep them moist.
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!