Amphibians

Since most of the earth comprises of water, we cannot leave the amphibians behind while learning about the animal kingdom
Navigate through the categories to come across various amphibians. Also, catch up on amazing facts for kids about animals only in Animals A to Z.

  • Fish – Manta Ray

    The Manta Ray is a large species of flattened fish, closely related to other cartilaginous fish such as sharks. The Manta Ray is the largest species of ray in the world with some Manta-Ray individuals reaching up to 9 meters wide. The Mantra Ray is most commonly found in the…

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  • Wallace’s Flying Frog

    The overachieving Wallace's flying frog wasn't happy to just hop and swim. Thousands of years of watching birds navigate the rain forest and avoid predators by taking to the sky appears to have convinced this unique amphibian that air travel is the way to go. Also known as parachute frogs,…

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  • The Aardvark looks like a pig

    The Aardvark gets its name from a South African word meaning “earth pig.” Although the aardvark looks like a pig, especially with its body and snout, aardvarks actually share common ancestors with elephants and golden moles. Aardvarks live throughout much of sub- Saharan Africa. Aardvarks use their large front claws…

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  • Surinam toad

    With its flat, flounder-like appearance, triangle-shaped head, and tiny eyes, the Surinam toad doesn’t look like most other toads. It also doesn’t give birth like one. These amphibians have long fingers that end in four star-shaped sensory lobes that inspired their other common name, the star-shaped toad. As fully aquatic species, Surinam…

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  • Golden Poison Frog

    The Golden poison frog is considered one of the most toxic animals on Earth. A single specimen measuring two inches has enough venom to kill ten grown men. The indigenous Emberá people of Colombia have used its powerful venom for centuries to tip their blowgun darts when hunting, hence the…

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  • Dyeing poison dart frog

    The Dyeing poison dart frog is a brightly-colored species of frog that makes its home in the northern regions of the Amazon rainforest. At about four to five centimeters in length, these tiny frogs pack quite a toxic punch for their size. The toxins that are secreted by their skin…

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  • American Bullfrog

    The American bullfrog is a semi-aquatic frog, primarily know for the loud call sounds it makes. The baritone call of the bullfrog is so deep and resonant, it resembles the mooing of a cow, hence its name. Only males emit this trademark "jug-o-rum" bellow, and their choruses can be heard…

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  • Red-eyed tree frog

    The Red-eyed tree frog is a species of arboreal frog found mainly in south America. Unlike their somewhat dumpy terrestrial counterparts, these frogs generally have bright colours that make them a favourite zoo exhibit. Their distinctive calls often make them heard. Although these frogs live mostly in tropical climates, some…

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  • Axolotl

    The axolotl, sometimes called the Mexican walking fish, is a type of salamander native to two lakes in the vicinity of Mexico City. What makes the axolotl especially unique among amphibians is that it is neotenic. This means that, unlike other salamanders, the axolotl remains in a kind of larval…

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  • Newt

    The newt is a small amphibian, and the average newt only tends to grow to around 15cm long. Some newts however are bigger or smaller depending on the species. The newt is found naturally in North America, Europe and Asia and is thought to be a subspecies of the salamander.…

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