Amphibians are omnivorous, aquatic, and terrestrial vertebrates that have a very unique birth-adolescent-adult life cycle and undergo metamorphosis upon completion of this cycle to allow them to live their adult lives at their peak capacity. Amphibians are cold-blooded by nature and have very unique skin that must remain moist as much as possible in order to facilitate their breathing cycles and natural protection against the elements and other predators. Amphibians boast a wide variety of skin coloring from drab coloring that matches dirt or earth to exotic neon colors that act as a natural warning system to would-be predators.
Additionally, amphibians and reptiles are often 2 classes that are confused! There are some similarities between both classes of animals but there are definitely more differences. Reference the link below to find out about the differences between reptiles and amphibians.
Question 1: Explain the larvae-adolescent-adult life cycle in most amphibians. Be specific.
Question 2: What do amphibians consider part of their normal diet?
Question 3: What are some things amphibians do to protect themselves? List multiple methods as they apply.
Question 4: What makes amphibians unique or special from their other vertebrate counterparts?
Question 5: List the different types of amphibians.
Question 6: What does the word “amphibian” mean?
Question 7: List some of the differences between reptiles and amphibians.