Although all amphibian species depend upon water for reproduction and to keep their skin moist, some can live both in fresh water and on land. They range in size from frogs that are less than a half-inch long to giant salamanders that reach five feet in length.


The axolotl is the Peter Pan of the amphibian world. It is a salamander that never grows up.

Iranian Harlequin Newt

Iranian harlequin newts live in streams and pools of water that dry up after a few months.

Magnificent Tree Frog

This Australian frog has a secret weapon: a large, liquid-filled poison sac on the back of its head.

Poison Frogs

These tiny gem-like amphibians are incredible parents.

Sonoran Toad

At seven inches long, the Sonoran toad is one of the largest toads in North America.

Tiger Salamander

Although they are common in the pet trade, these unique salamanders are rarely seen in the wild.