Unlike reptiles, amphibians do not have scaly skin.
The word ‘amphibian’ means “two lives” because all amphibians spend at least some part of life in the water, and another part of their lives on land. Amphibians are the name for a large group of animals, which are made of frogs, toads, salamanders that can be found on every continent except for Antarctica. They are vertebrates, which means they have backbones, and just like reptiles, they are cold-blooded. Unlike reptiles, amphibians do not have scaly skin. Instead, their skin is usually smooth and moist. Water is the place where amphibians usually lay their eggs. Their eggs are protected by jelly-like substances. Classification of Amphibian Living members of amphibians are grouped under three orders. Order 1. Gymnophiona
Order 2. Urodela, it is Divided into Five Suborders
Scientific Classification Kingdom – Animalia Phylum – Chordata Clade- Batrachomorpha Class- Amphibia Image will be uploaded soon Characteristics of class Amphibia General Characters
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Amphibians play a very important in our environment or the ecosystem where they live. Amphibians are sensitive to pollution because their skins which are usually permeable in nature so, they easily absorb toxins. A diverse community of amphibians predicts that the particular area is healthy and helps by supporting the animal and the plant’s life that herps want for food and cover. Some of the amphibians act as predators that maintain the number of prey in check, like snakes that eat rats and other rodents. Many species of mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles use other herps as their prey because they serve as a food source.
There are different types of ways to help and save the amphibians.