AMPHIBIA
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Amphibians are animals that live both in land and water.

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Like reptiles they are cold blooded animals.

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They have moist skin.

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 Most species lay their eggs in the water.

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Young larva stage is in water and adult in terrestrial (Land).

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All adults of amphibians are carnivores.

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Some of them develop on land directly.

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Most amphibians skin helps them to maintain water balance and protect their body

 

There are three orders of Amphibia.  

1.      Caecilians (Earthworms) - they are limbless, with bullet shaped heads and tails.  

2.      Caudata - (Salamanders and Newts) - cylindrical bodies long tailed with heads and necks and well developed limbs.

3.      Anura (frogs and toads) they have stout tailess body with well developed limbs.