Synonyme von Amphibians
axolotlany of several aquatic salamanders of the North American genus Ambystoma, esp A. mexicanum (Mexican axolotl), in which the larval form (including external gills) is retained throughout life under natural conditions (see neoteny): family Ambystomidae brown-striped frog (Australian)bullfrogany of various large frogs, such as Rana catesbeiana (American bullfrog), having a loud deep croak caecilianany tropical limbless cylindrical amphibian of the order Apoda (or Gymnophiona), resembling earthworms and inhabiting moist soil cane toad (Australian)a large toad, Rhinella marina, native to Central and South America but introduced into many countries to control insects and other pests of sugar-cane plantations congo eel or snakean aquatic salamander, Amphiuma means, having an eel-like body with gill slits and rudimentary limbs and inhabiting still, muddy waters in the southern US: family Amphiumidae eftany of certain terrestrial newts, such as Diemictylus viridescens (red eft) of eastern North America frog or (Caribbean) crapaudany insectivorous anuran amphibian of the family Ranidae, such as Rana temporaria of Europe, having a short squat tailless body with a moist smooth skin and very long hind legs specialized for hopping Goliath froghairy froga W African frog, Astylosternus robustus, the males of which have glandular hairlike processes on the flanks hellbendera very large dark grey aquatic salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, with internal gills: inhabits rivers in E and central US: family Cryptobranchidae hylaany tree frog of the genus Hyla, such as H. leucophyllata (white-spotted hyla) of tropical America midwife toada European toad, Alytes obstetricans, the male of which carries the fertilized eggs on its hind legs until they hatch: family Discoglossidae mud puppyany of a genus (Necturus, family Proteidae) of gilled, aquatic North American salamanders that hide during the day in mud along the bottom of freshwater streams or lakes natterjacka European toad, Bufo calamita, of sandy regions, having a greyish-brown body marked with reddish warty processes: family Bufonidae newt or (dialect or archaic) eftany of various small semiaquatic urodele amphibians, such as Triturus vulgaris (common newt) of Europe, having a long slender body and tail and short feeble legs olma pale blind eel-like salamander, Proteus anguinus, of underground streams in SE Europe, that retains its larval form throughout its life: family Proteidae pipa or Surinam toada tongueless South American toad, Pipa pipa, that carries its young in pits in the skin of its back Queensland cane toada toad, Bufo marinus, introduced into Queensland from Hawaii to control insect pests, becoming a pest itself salamanderany of various urodele amphibians, such as Salamandra salamandra (European fire salamander) of central and S Europe (family Salamandridae). They are typically terrestrial, have an elongated body, and only return to water to breed sirenany aquatic eel-like salamander of the North American family Sirenidae, having external gills, no hind limbs, and reduced forelimbs toad or (Caribbean) crapaudany anuran amphibian of the class Bufonidae, such as Bufo bufo (common toad) of Europe. They are similar to frogs but are more terrestrial, having a drier warty skin tree frogany arboreal frog of the family Hylidae, chiefly of SE Asia, Australia, and America. They are strong jumpers and have long toes ending in adhesive discs, which assist in climbing ▷ See amphibian
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