An introduction to amphibian life. How do amphibians differ from other land vertebrates? And why they are still so dependent on water to survive?
- Amphibians follow a two-stage life cycle: a juvenile stage in water and an adult stage on land.
- Anura, which includes frogs and toads, is the biggest and most diverse order of amphibians.
- The order Caudata includes salamanders and newts and are characterised by long tails.
- Caecilians are limbless amphibians that resemble worms.