AMPHIBIAWEB

Species By the Numbers

Anura
88%
6,706 species
Caudata
9%
693 species
Gymnophiona
3%
205 species
There are three orders of amphibians: Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 7,604 amphibian species (Dec 3, 2016) , of which 6,706 are frogs and toads, 693 are newts and salamanders, and 205 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