Amphibians

Although all amphibian species depend upon water for reproduction and to keep their skin moist, some can live both in fresh water and on land. They range in size from frogs that are less than a half-inch long to giant salamanders that reach five feet in length.

Australian Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Australian Red-Eyed Tree Frog

These frogs are active at night; during the day, their bright green bodies and lemon-yellow underbellies camouflage them among the leaves.

Axolotl
Axolotl

The axolotl is the Peter Pan of the amphibian world. It is a tiger salamander that never grows up.

Iranian Harlequin Newt (Emperor Spotted Newt, Luristan Newt)
Iranian Harlequin Newt (Emperor Spotted Newt, Luristan Newt)

Iranian harlequin newts live in streams and pools of water that dry up after three to four months.

Magnificent Tree Frog ( Splendid Tree Frog )
Magnificent Tree Frog ( Splendid Tree Frog )

Magnificent tree frogs (aka Splendid tree frog) live on the northwestern coast of Australia and are typically found on rocks and in crevices and caves.

Poison Frogs
Poison Frogs

These tiny gem-like amphibians are incredible parents.

Sonoran Toad
Sonoran Toad

All toads secrete toxins from glands in their skin, the purpose of which is to repel predators.

Tiger Salamader
Tiger Salamader

Although they are common in the pet trade, these unique salamanders are rarely seen in the wild.