Amphibians are cold-blooded animals who live both on the land in the water. Some amphibians are born in the water, later developing the lungs and limbs that allow them to live independently on land, while others depend on the water their whole lives. Amphibians include frogs, toads, newts and salamanders.


Frogs pull their eyes inside their head to help them swallow food.
 
Poison Dart frogs (also called poison arrow frogs) come in a variety of brilliant and striking colors and patterns. But it's not just a pretty name to go with a pretty frog -- tribes native to the rainforests where the frogs live use the poisonous secretions from their skin to tip their arrows and darts. Some species are so toxic that they can kill within seconds after their poison enters the bloodstream.
   
Some newt and salamander species can squirt a toxic substance from special pores on their body to discourage predators -- sometimes up to six feet away!
   
   
   

 

 

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Kid's Corner: Amphibian
Illustrated pages for kids to learn what makes an amphbian an amphibian!

 


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