Amphibians are animals that need water to stay alive. They require a moist environment to survive. They breathe through the surface of their skin and absorb water. These animals lay eggs to reproduce. These animals' eggs have no shells.
Amphibians have four limbs. They experience and go through a life cycle with different stages. The life cycle starts from the egg-laying, and later on the growth of an animal. For breathing and respiration, an amphibian uses the lungs. But during the initial growth stage, it is done through gills. Most amphibians like to live in areas with warmer climates. They prefer living in areas with freshwater. Some amphibians also like to live in underground areas.
Names of Amphibians
Different types of Amphibians are present in the environment. Some of them have dominance in their presence, and some of them are present in some specific areas.
The amphibian animals' names are given below:-
Let’s study about these amphibians:-
1) Tree Frogs
There are a huge number of tree frogs present in our environment. They spend their lifespan on trees. They are mostly insects and rely completely on them for their survival.
2) Giant Salamanders
These amphibians generally avoid being closer to human beings. They are one of the largest amphibians globally. They do not cause any harm to the living world until they are not being touched. So, it is always better to maintain distance from them.
These are also called flying frogs. They are a type of tree frog that only live on the shrubs, and not any other type of tree.
They are the types of tree frogs. Most of their life is spent on the trees. They are found in Asia south of the Himalayas.
5) Pacific Giant Salamanders
Pacific Giant salamanders
These salamanders live in the Pacific Northwest in North America.
They are part of the salamander family. They are semiaquatic. Sometimes they live in water, and sometimes on land.
7) South Asian Frogs
South Asian Frogs
They are the southeast Asian tree frogs who spend most of their life on trees.
8) True Frogs
These types of frogs are present in almost all the continents, except Antarctica.
These amphibians are very small in size as compared to lizards. They are brown in colour. They mostly come outside the water only during the day.
10) Poison Frogs
These frogs do not cause death, but they are toxic and can impact health in a negative manner. So, we should stay away from them.
They look like a large worms, and they do not have arms and leg.
12) Asiatic Salamanders
They are the salamanders that are found in all over Asia and European Russia.
13) True Toads
They are found all over the world. The size of this animal is generally from 1 to 8 inches. Some of them are also called frogs.
14) Mole Salamanders
They are the salamanders that are found in North America.
They are aquatic and live in water. They are poisonous, and not deadly. They are called aquatic salamanders.
Amphibians can live both on land and water. They have specific adaptations to water and the land. When they are young, they generally breathe through gills. They aspire for a moist atmosphere for a high chance of survival. There are a wide variety of amphibians available on the Earth, such as Frogs, Salamanders, Sirens, Hyla, and so on.