Ground Dwelling Amphibians

Category: Amphibians

Olm

Endemic to the subterranean waters of the Dinaric karts caves in southern Europe are the Olm, also known as the Proteus. They live in waters that flow in the underground caves in this large limestone region, which include the waters of the Soca River in Italy through to Slovenia, Croatia, and even Herzegovina. It is

Green and Golden Bell Frog

Also known as the Green Bell Frog, Green Frog, and the Green and Golden Swamp Frog, the Green and Golden Bell Frog is a ground-dwell tree frog that is native to the eastern part of Australia. However, this is a bit of a misnomer as it has been classified as a tree frog but does

Common Snapping Turtle

Common Snapping Turtles are quite different from the peaceful, calm turtles we know. They are ferocious predators that eat everything that crosses their path, even young alligators. In the past, these animals were used in crime investigation – the Snapper was put into a lake to find a dead body, when the turtle stopped, it

Diamondback Terrapin

Dimondback Terrapin or simply Terrapin with its latin name being Malaclemys terrapin is a species of turtle that inhabit salty and mid-salty waters in the Atlantic Ocean, from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico and southern Texas. The have not obtained their name by accident – the spectacular shell with is symmetrically situated plates truly

Natterjack Toad

Natterjack Toads are a rare species that live in meadows with a light, sandy soil, where they can dig in the ground. These amphibians inhabit parts of Europe, from Spain to South England and East to as far as the Baltic states. Unfortunately, the increasing urbanization and destruction of their natural habitat has made these

Midwife Toad

Midwife Toad males have a very interesting behaviour – after mating they twine a chain of the fertilized eggs around their hind legs, which they carry around even until the eggs hatch. They inhabit territories from the Pyrenees to Germany. Midwife Toads have a very peculiar looks because of the eggs around their legs Usually

Axolotl

Sometimes called “Mexican walking fish”, the Axolotl is in fact not a fish. It’s an amphibian. If you have ever observed an Axolotl, you will know that they have gills and can clearly breathe underwater, but they also have legs, a tail, but no fins. In fact, the Axolotl looks like a lizard that has

Poison Dart Frog

Species: Dendrobatidae Physical Characteristics Most kinds of the poison dart frog are quite small. They are under a half inch long, even as an adult, or about 1.5 centimetres. They usually weigh around 2 grams. Tiny but mighty; they contain poison that can kill a predator dead. Poison dart frogs are nearly all very bright

The Transparent Glass Frog

The glass frog is a common name for some of the frogs of a particular frog family. Generally their skin is green, although some may be white, however they have semi transparent skin that permits you to be able to view many of their internal organs, hence the name glass frog was coined. Green Glass

Atelopus Frog

The atelopus frog is known by many names such as the clown frog or the Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad. Whatever you call the frog, it is a neo-tropical toad that was once quite wide spread living throughout Costa Rica and Panama. The species is listed as critically endangered and is thought to be living

Australian Cane Toad

The Cane Toad , is also called the Giant Toad, is a very large toad that is native to Central and South America, but has been introduced into Australia a well. The Cane Toad is a prolific breeder, the females laying a single clump of eggs that can have several hundred infants in the egg

Spotted Salamander

In spite of the fact that they are nearly everywhere and are also relatively large, the spotted salamander is something hard to find. They can grow to be about nine inches long and are very prevalent in the deciduous forests from Canada down to southern and mid-western United States, but they are quite good at

Amazon Horned Frog

The first thing that anyone notices about the Amazon Horned Frog, shockingly, isn’t the horns its the incredible size of them. They can grow to well over 8 inches long and their rotund bodies will easily cover a plate, as they also grow round as well as long. Amazon Horned Frogs live in freshwater marshes
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