Nice to see you here.
Are you interested in amphibians? Are you looking for information on a specific animal?
Or are you looking for your next pet?
Well, we can help you with all of these. If you have never cared for an amphibian as a pet, you can get a crash course here.
We have a ton of information on about 5000 different species of amphibians. Yes, that seems a lot but it’s really only a sliver of all the massive diversity of species).
What makes an amphibian amphibian?
Well, it’s good that you ask. I was just about to explain that.
The dictionary states:
a cold-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that comprises the frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders. They are distinguished by having an aquatic gill-breathing larval stage followed (typically) by a terrestrial lung-breathing adult stage.
A good example would be a frog. These jumpy little creatures have bones and breath air when they are fully grown. (as opposed to snails or jellyfish) Before they are frogs, they are tadpoles. You could call them baby frog but that is technically not correct.
And tadpoles are completely aquatic. They live and breath underwater, have no bones and are almost translucent.
These amazing creatures actually change into a different animal.
Soon we are going to dive further into the wondrous world of amphibians.