AmphibiaWeb Species Numbers

There are three orders of amphibians: Anura, Caudata, and Gymnophiona. The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 7,536 amphibian species (May 31, 2016) , of which 6,647 are Anura (frogs and toads), 684 are Caudata (newts and salamanders), and 205 are Gymnophiona (caecilians). The numbers of species have grown rapidly. Since 1985 the total number of recognized species has increased by over 60%.

6,647 species
Caudata 9%
684 species
Gymnophiona 3%
205 species

John White

David Wake

Nikolai Orlov

world map of amphibian species densities