Examples of Amphibians

Amphibians are tetrapod vertebrate beings that are characterized by having cold blood and a respiration that transforms since when they are tadpoles they have gill breathing and pulmonary adults. This allows them to live in places of water and land, they also stand out for being the first to acclimatize to a semi-terrestrial life.

These animals differ from the others because during their life they gradually transform , that is, metamorphosis occurs. This leads to having different breathing, to grow their limbs and to appear the sensory organs.

Amphibian example: toad

The toad is an anuran amphibian that has a rough and dry skin and undergoes a metamorphosis since as a child it has no legs and breathes through gills. Later the extremities appear, the tail disappears and it breathes through the lungs.

Being in a land area, it moves by taking small jumps or walking, it also feeds on other animals such as insects and more invertebrates. It is worth mentioning that it is very curious as it has the ability to inflate its body when it is in danger.

Amphibian example: frog

The frog is an anuran amphibian as it does not have a tail and its hind legs are highly developed so that it can make quite large jumps and be very light. Its body is greenish and its standard average is 10 cm, it is also capable of swimming, so it is normal for it to be in areas near water.

Amphibian Example: Fire Salamander

The salamander is an urodele amphibian that lives in land areas and is only able to enter the water when it has to give birth, being an oviparous animal . Its skin is black with yellow spots of different shades and may even have reddish spots. It is normally active at night and if it is a very humid day or the temperature is cool it comes out during the day as well.

Amphibian example: axolotl

The axolotl is an endemic amphibian that lives in the Valley of Mexico area but unfortunately it is in a very critical moment because the water is very polluted. It differs from other amphibians in that it does not undergo a metamorphosis process, but instead maintains its larval characteristics when it is sexually mature. It normally has a very varied diet since it feeds on fish, crustaceans, fry, worms, earthworms, etc.

Amphibian example: cecilia de Sagala

The Sagala caecilian differs from other amphibians in that it lays its eggs on land and does not have to rely on finding areas with water for its reproduction.

It is an amphibian similar to a worm as it has a very long body and no legs , so when it is underground for a long time, it uses its head to dig. It is a species that needs to be in humid land areas to keep its skin intact and to be able to catch its prey to feed.

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