AMPHIBIAWEB

Species By the Numbers

Anura
88%
7,014 species
Caudata
9%
716 species
Gymnophiona
3%
209 species
There are three orders of amphibians: Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 7,939 amphibian species (Oct 15, 2018) , of which 7,014 are frogs and toads, 716 are newts and salamanders, and 209 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.

See full size map