AMPHIBIAWEB

Species By the Numbers

Anura
88%
7,044 species
Caudata
9%
719 species
Gymnophiona
3%
212 species
There are three orders of amphibians: Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The AmphibiaWeb database currently contains 7,975 amphibian species (Feb 23, 2019) , of which 7,044 are frogs and toads, 719 are newts and salamanders, and 212 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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