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AmphibiansAmphibiaAmphibians include frogs, toads (actually a family of frogs), and salamanders. Amphibians are vertebrates, so they have a bony skeleton. Most amphibians live part of their lives underwater and part on land. Amphibians reproduce by laying eggs that do not have a soft skin, not a hard shell. Most females lay eggs in the water and the babies, called larvae or tadpoles, live in the water, using gills to breathe and finding food as fish do. As the tadpoles grow, they develop legs and lungs that allow them to live on land. This big change is called "metamorphosis." Even after they change, amphibians still have soft moist skin, and nearly all of them have to live in damp places, so they don't dry out.All amphibians are predators on other animals and will often eat any animal that is small enough to be swallowed whole. Most can only eat invertebrates, but some larger amphibians will eat small fish, other amphibians, or even small mammals.All amphibians are cold-blooded, like fish, snakes, lizards, and turtles. Cold-blooded means that the animals cannot control their temperature with body heat, and must use the heat of the sun or their environment to stay warm. Most amphibians live on the ground in wetlands or forests, but some live up in trees, and a few species can survive in deserts and other dry habitats.Source: http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Amphibia/
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Animal Bytes: Amphibians www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/a-amphibians.html - Cached - SimilarGet accurate animal information in an easy-to-read style from the San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes. Buy tickets online and plan a visit to the Zoo or Safari Park.
Amphibians Facts | List Of Amphibians | Amphibians Pictures | San ... kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/amphibians - CachedLooking for amphibians facts? San Diego Zoo Kids Territory has information on the types of amphibians as well as amphibian pictures.
Amphibians - videos, photos and facts - ARKive www.arkive.org/amphibians/ - Cached - SimilarMost popular amphibians. View videos and photos of 50 of the most popular amphibians in nature. Learn more about their biology, threats and conservation.
All About Amphibians www.kidzone.ws/animals/amphibian1.htm - Cached - SimilarAll amphibians begin their life in water with gills and tails. As they grow, they develop lungs and legs for their life on land. Frog. Photo Source: Corel Web Gallery ...
Amphibians :: Saint Louis Zoo www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/amphibians/ - Cached - SimilarThere are more than 6,000 species of amphibians living today. This animal class includes toads and frogs, salamanders and newts, and caecilians. Almost all ...
Amphibians - BioKIDS - University of Michigan www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Amphibia/ - Cached - SimilarAmphibians include frogs, toads (actually a family of frogs), and salamanders. Amphibians are vertebrates, so they have a bony skeleton. Most amphibians live ...
Amphibians - Amphibia animals.about.com/od/amphibians/p/amphibians.htm - Cached - SimilarAmphibians include salamanders, newts, caecilians, frogs, and toads. These animals' ancestors were the first to venture out from the water and adapt to life on ...
Amphibians www.iucnredlist.org/initiatives/amphibians - Cached - SimilarAmphibians. Gaa_all_species_without_legend Included in the IUCN Red List is the comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of the world's 6,000+ ...
Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish - National Wildlife Federation www.nwf.org/wildlife/wildlife.../amphibians-reptiles-and-fish.aspx - CachedLearn about amphibians, reptiles and fish, including the California red-legged frog, chinook salmon, and the green sea turtle.