CHARACTERISTICS OF AMPHIBIANS
- The skin of amphibians is moist and slippery. It has no protective covering so amphibians stay in or near water to keep their skin moist. This is very important, because if their skin dries out, they die.
- Amphibians have four legs. Frogs and toads have longer back legs to help them jjump. They do not have a tail. Other amphibians, like salamanders, have a tail and four legs of the same length.
- Amphibians breathe through their skin and with their lungs.
- They reproduce by laying small eggs in the water. They young are very different from the adults. When they grow into adults they through a process called metamorphosis.