About Amphibians!!

Amphibians are a group of invertebrates. They spend most of thier time on land. There are about 6,200 species of amphibians. The study of amphibians is called herpetology. Amphibians can breath through lungs, gills or though thier own skin. Most amphibians are bound to fresh water.


The animal we chose to research further for Chordata - Amphibian is the salamander. Salamanders reproduce sexually. A unique mating behavior they have is that they use cloaca, a chamber that opens into the digestive and urinary tracts as well as the reproductive tracts, during mating. Salamanders are carnivores. They eat snails, worms, bugs, small fish, and other invertebrates. They live in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Meditarranean area. Thier habitat is arid or moist areas in the northern hemisphere. They adapted to survive by being able to regenerate thier organs. A salamander's tail can be longer than its body.

Vertebrate or Invertebrate

Amphibians are vertebrates.

Warm-blooded or Cold-blooded

Amphibians are cold-blooded.

Type of Symmetry

Amphibians have bilateral symmetry.