By the Numbers
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Amphibian Species By the Numbers

Anura
88%
7,401 species
Caudata
9%
765 species
Gymnophiona
3%
214 species
There are three orders of amphibians: Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 8,380 amphibian species (Sep 18, 2021) , of which 7,401 are frogs and toads, 765 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%.

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A frog: Pelophylax lessonae
© Sebastian Hofman
A salamander: Bradytriton silas
© Todd Pierson
A caecilian: Geotrypetes seraphini
© Dante Fenolio