AMPHIBIAWEB

Species By the Numbers

Anura
88%
7,299 species
Caudata
9%
760 species
Gymnophiona
3%
214 species
There are three orders of amphibians: Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 8,273 amphibian species (Jan 15, 2021) , of which 7,299 are frogs and toads, 760 are newts and salamanders, and 214 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%.


New Amphibian Species in 2017

Where are new species been found last year? Since we track new species discoveries, we can tally the number of new species per country in 2017.

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