AMPHIBIAWEB

Species By the Numbers

Anura
88%
6,800 species
Caudata
9%
704 species
Gymnophiona
3%
206 species
There are three orders of amphibians: Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 7,710 amphibian species (Aug 17, 2017) , of which 6,800 are frogs and toads, 704 are newts and salamanders, and 206 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