About AmphibiaWeb

AmphibiaWeb is an online system enabling anyone online to search and retrieve information relating to amphibian biology and conservation. This site was inspired by the global declines of amphibians, the study of which has been hindered by the lack of multidisplinary studies and a lack of coordination in monitoring, in field studies, and in lab studies. We hope AmphibiaWeb will encourage a shared vision for the study of global amphibian declines and the conservation of remaining amphibians.

We have the ambitious goal of establishing a "home page" for every species of amphibian in the world. In order to accomplish this goal we encourage volunteers and specialists to help us prepare species accounts. If you have special interest in a particular species, please contact us.

AmphibiaWeb already offers ready access to taxonomic information for every recognized species of amphibian in the world. Species accounts are being added regularly by specialists and volunteers and they contain species descriptions, life history information, conservation status, literature references, photos and range maps for many species. Some species have complete accounts; others as yet have only photographs or distributions. But all species can be queried for taxonomic, distributional and exact specimen data. AmphibiaWeb offers a powerful mapping tool by combining museum specimen data (via HerpNET) with expert opinion range maps (from Global Amphibian Assessment/IUCN) and overlaying these onto larger maps, allowing visualization in political, satellite, hybrid, or terrain map format.

AmphibiaWeb currently (Aug 18, 2017) contains 7,710 species. We have 3,205 species accounts for 2,550 species, 6,937 literature references, 725 sound files, 120 video files, and 36,126 photos of 4,320 different amphibian species. These data come from numerous individuals--please see our acknowledgements page for information about our contributors.

See information on AmphibiaWeb's taxonomy here.

AmphibiaWeb was created in conjunction with the Digital Library Project at the University of California, Berkeley. The technology used for viewing species information and photos continues to be supported and developed by the same people, now part of BSCIT.

As part of the University of California, we are a U.S. non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

With appreciation, the AmphibiaWeb Team