AMPHIBIAWEB

Species By the Numbers

Anura
88%
7,146 species
Caudata
9%
738 species
Gymnophiona
3%
213 species
There are three orders of amphibians: Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 8,097 amphibian species (Oct 18, 2019) , of which 7,146 are frogs and toads, 738 are newts and salamanders, and 213 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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