AMPHIBIAWEB

Species By the Numbers

Anura
88%
6,828 species
Caudata
9%
707 species
Gymnophiona
3%
207 species
There are three orders of amphibians: Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 7,742 amphibian species (Oct 23, 2017) , of which 6,828 are frogs and toads, 707 are newts and salamanders, and 207 are caecilians. New species are discovered every year, and the total number of species continues to grow. Since 1985 the total number of recognized species has increased by over 60%.


world map of amphibian species densities