Gallery - Amphibians
Amphibians are creatures which split their time in water and on dry land.In the UK we have Frogs,Toads and Newts which all start their lives as eggs. They hatch out as tadpoles which breath through gills. As they grow, they develop lungs and legs, and are able to leave the water and walk on land.
Up to 10cm, grey, brown, pink or yellow with darker blotches. Always a dark patch enclosing eye and eardrum, although this feature is shared with several simlar species.
Up to 15cm, very warty, normally a shade of brown, pale below. Its pupils are horizontal. Found in a variety of places,mainly nocturnal,eggs are laid in strings.
Breeds in still water with plenty of weeds, including garden ponds.
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