By the Numbers
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Amphibian Species By the Numbers

Anura
88%
7,426 species
Caudata
9%
766 species
Gymnophiona
3%
215 species
There are three orders of amphibians: Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 8,407 amphibian species (Dec 3, 2021) , of which 7,426 are frogs and toads, 766 are newts and salamanders, and 215 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