Chinese giant salamanders are the largest amphibians in the world.
Amphibians are ectothermic vertebrates. They are a diverse group that inhabit a wide range of aquatic environments. Most species begin life in water as larvae with gills, but over time metamorphose into air breathing adults with lungs.
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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.
Don’t be misled by their tiny size, these tiny frogs are poisonous to the touch!