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Pictures of Amphibians

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Broken-Striped Newt
The adult broken-striped newt is found in ponds, pools, and quiet streams in low-lying coastal areas of North and South Carolina. Growing to a maximum size of 9.5 cm (3.75 in), this newt feeds on insects, leeches, small amphibians, worms, small crustaceans, and frog eggs.



Burrowing Frog
This frog’s short, powerful legs are well built for digging. It burrows into the cooler soil of its South Australian desert habitat to wait out the unpleasantness of extreme heat, descending to a state of torpor much like hibernation. Other kinds of frogs burrow to conceal themselves or to ambush prey. Many have sharp snouts or flattened spadelike toes that aid them in their digging.



Caecilian
The caecilian is a type of amphibian that has a wormlike body with no limbs. Caecilians are found only in the tropics.








Fire Salamander
Among fire salamanders, the female retains her fertilized eggs within her body until they hatch. The emerging young may either be larvae with gills or fully formed juveniles who possess the body structures of an adult.



Golden Toads
While most toads are camouflaged with brownish or greyish coloration, these golden toads of Costa Rica are an exception. Only the males of the species are bright gold; females are more neutral in color. Here males await females at the breeding pool.

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