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According to the 2009 IUCN Red List, 1895 of the known 6285 species of amphibians are currently threatened. More than 120 species may have become extinct in the last 25 years. As part of International Year of Biodiversity, we are highlighting Nature Picture Library's
fantastic archive of the frogs, toads, newts and salamanders of the world.


From the Italian Cave Salamander to the Lake Titicaca Giant Frog, we can help with in-depth
coverage on this threatened animal group, which includes the bizarre axolotl and the strange caecilian. The critically endangered axolotl lives it whole life in its larval stage, while the caecilian mother feeds her young by shedding her own skin.
Wallace's / Abah river flying frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus) gliding, controlled conditions, showing use of webbed feet, from Malaysia and Indonesia  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Wallace's / Abah river flying frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus) gliding, controlled conditions, showing use of webbed feet, from Malaysia and Indonesia
Male Smooth / Common Newt (Triturus vulgaris) suspended underwater and showing orange underside, Germany  -  S. Zankl
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S. Zankl / Male Smooth / Common Newt (Triturus vulgaris) suspended underwater and showing orange underside, Germany
RF- Wallace's flying / gliding frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus) perching on understorey vegetation at night, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalt...  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / RF- Wallace's flying / gliding frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus) perching on understorey vegetation at night, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalt...
Mud salamander {Pseudotriton montanus} resting on lichen, North Carolina, USA.  -  Todd Pusser
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Todd Pusser / Mud salamander {Pseudotriton montanus} resting on lichen, North Carolina, USA.
Red eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) climbing up plant stems, controlled conditions, from Central America  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Red eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) climbing up plant stems, controlled conditions, from Central America
Common toad (Bufo bufo) catching worm, controlled conditions, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Common toad (Bufo bufo) catching worm, controlled conditions, UK
Red eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) on Bromeliad leaf, Central America, controlled conditions  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Red eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) on Bromeliad leaf, Central America, controlled conditions
Lowland litter frog (Leptobrachium abbotti) amongst leaf-litter on forest floor. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Lowland litter frog (Leptobrachium abbotti) amongst leaf-litter on forest floor. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Rio Grande Leopard Frog {Rana berlandieri} with reflection in water, Hill Country, Texas, USA  -  Rolf Nussbaumer
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Rio Grande Leopard Frog {Rana berlandieri} with reflection in water, Hill Country, Texas, USA
Common european toad {Bufo bufo} on moorland, UK  -  Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Common european toad {Bufo bufo} on moorland, UK
Common / European treefrog {Hyla arborea} jumping sequence, multiflash image, controlled conditions  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Common / European treefrog {Hyla arborea} jumping sequence, multiflash image, controlled conditions
Leopard frog (Rana pipens) leaping out of water, controlled conditions, from USA  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Leopard frog (Rana pipens) leaping out of water, controlled conditions, from USA
Common / European tree frog (Hyla arborea) jumping from leaf, controlled conditions  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Common / European tree frog (Hyla arborea) jumping from leaf, controlled conditions
Common frog {Rana temporaria} diving into water from bank, UK, controlled conditions  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Common frog {Rana temporaria} diving into water from bank, UK, controlled conditions
Marsh frog (Rana ridibunda) leaping over water, another in water, controlled conditions, from Europe  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Marsh frog (Rana ridibunda) leaping over water, another in water, controlled conditions, from Europe
Front-view showing head and eyes of Common frog (Rana temporaria), Broxwater, Cornwall, UK.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Front-view showing head and eyes of Common frog (Rana temporaria), Broxwater, Cornwall, UK.
Giant Titicaca Lake frog {Telmatobius culeus} Lake Titicaca. Bolivia / Peru  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Giant Titicaca Lake frog {Telmatobius culeus} Lake Titicaca. Bolivia / Peru
Pixie Frog {Pyxicephalus edulis} captive, from Africa  -  Michael D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / Pixie Frog {Pyxicephalus edulis} captive, from Africa
Chachi tree frog on leaf (Hyla picturata) Ecuador, South America  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Chachi tree frog on leaf (Hyla picturata) Ecuador, South America
Natterjack Toad (Epidalea / Bufo calamita) Germany  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Natterjack Toad (Epidalea / Bufo calamita) Germany
Common frog (Rana temporaria) close-up of eye, controlled conditions  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Common frog (Rana temporaria) close-up of eye, controlled conditions
Vietnamese Mossy Frog {Theloderma corticale} captive, from Vietnam  -  Michael D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / Vietnamese Mossy Frog {Theloderma corticale} captive, from Vietnam
Horned frog (Ceratophrys ornata) sitting on leaves, controlled conditions, from South America  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Horned frog (Ceratophrys ornata) sitting on leaves, controlled conditions, from South America
White-lipped / Giant tree frog (Litoria infrafrenata)~on palm tree, Cairns, North Queensland, Australia  -  Steven David Miller
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Steven David Miller / White-lipped / Giant tree frog (Litoria infrafrenata)~on palm tree, Cairns, North Queensland, Australia
Common frogs (Rana temporaria) Pair in amplexus among frogspawn, Captive, UK, March  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Common frogs (Rana temporaria) Pair in amplexus among frogspawn, Captive, UK, March
Chachi tree frog {Hyla picturata} Choco forest, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Chachi tree frog {Hyla picturata} Choco forest, Ecuador
Tree frog {Boophis sp}  Madagascar  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Tree frog {Boophis sp} Madagascar
Natterjack toad in human footprint on sand {Bufo calamita} Holland. C  -  Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Natterjack toad in human footprint on sand {Bufo calamita} Holland. C
Ringed salamander pair {Ambystoma annulatum} Arkansas, USA  -  Barry Mansell
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Barry Mansell / Ringed salamander pair {Ambystoma annulatum} Arkansas, USA
Mexico Salamander / Axolotl {Ambystoma mexicanum} captive  -  Nature Production
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Nature Production / Mexico Salamander / Axolotl {Ambystoma mexicanum} captive
Painted mantella frog (Mantella madagascariensis) on leaf, native to Madagascar, controlled conditions  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Painted mantella frog (Mantella madagascariensis) on leaf, native to Madagascar, controlled conditions
Himalayan / Crocodile Newt (Tylotriton verrucosus) on mossy rock. Occurs SE Asia, NE India and E Nepal. June 2OO8, Captive.  -  Rod Williams
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Rod Williams / Himalayan / Crocodile Newt (Tylotriton verrucosus) on mossy rock. Occurs SE Asia, NE India and E Nepal. June 2OO8, Captive.
Poison arrow frog {Dendrobates / Epipedobates bilinguis} Yasuni NP, Ecuador  -  MORLEY READ
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MORLEY READ / Poison arrow frog {Dendrobates / Epipedobates bilinguis} Yasuni NP, Ecuador
Apennines / Italian cave salamander (Speleomantes italicus) San Marino, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Möllers
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Möllers / Apennines / Italian cave salamander (Speleomantes italicus) San Marino, May 2009
Male Alpine Newt (Triturus alpestris) at water surface with reflection, Germany  -  S. Zankl
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S. Zankl / Male Alpine Newt (Triturus alpestris) at water surface with reflection, Germany
Great crested newt (Triturus cristatus)  -  Mark Yates
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Mark Yates / Great crested newt (Triturus cristatus)
Surinam Toad (Pipa pipa) captive.  -  Jane Burton
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Jane Burton / Surinam Toad (Pipa pipa) captive.
Green mosaic / Rancho grande harlequin frog (Atelopus cruciger) walking along tree trunk, Henri Pittier NP, Venezuela, South America, Critically endangered, thought extinct until a gravid female was f...  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Green mosaic / Rancho grande harlequin frog (Atelopus cruciger) walking along tree trunk, Henri Pittier NP, Venezuela, South America, Critically endangered, thought extinct until a gravid female was f...
Common Frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles developing in spawn  -  Jane Burton
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Jane Burton / Common Frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles developing in spawn
Axolotl {Siredon / Ambystoma mexicanum} albino, captive.  -  Jane Burton
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Jane Burton / Axolotl {Siredon / Ambystoma mexicanum} albino, captive.
African Clawed Toad (Xenopus laevis) emerging from mud, Africa.  -  Jane Burton
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Jane Burton / African Clawed Toad (Xenopus laevis) emerging from mud, Africa.
RF- Common Frog (Rana temporaria) female leaping, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / RF- Common Frog (Rana temporaria) female leaping, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
High angle shot of male Great / Northern crested newt (Triturus cristatus) in water, Germany  -  S. Zankl
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S. Zankl / High angle shot of male Great / Northern crested newt (Triturus cristatus) in water, Germany
Juvenile Alpine Newt (Triturus alpestris) Germany  -  S. Zankl
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S. Zankl / Juvenile Alpine Newt (Triturus alpestris) Germany
Crested newt {Triturus cristatus carnifex} male in breeding colours, Parco Delta del Po, NE Italy captive 2008  -  Fabio Liverani
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Fabio Liverani / Crested newt {Triturus cristatus carnifex} male in breeding colours, Parco Delta del Po, NE Italy captive 2008
Female Smooth Newt (Triturus / Lissotriton vulgaris) swimming amongst Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) captive, UK  -  Will Watson
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Will Watson / Female Smooth Newt (Triturus / Lissotriton vulgaris) swimming amongst Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) captive, UK
Caecilian (Siphonops annulata) amongst leaf litter, Amazon Rainforest. Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Caecilian (Siphonops annulata) amongst leaf litter, Amazon Rainforest. Ecuador
Midwife toad male carrying eggs {Alytes obstetricians} Spain  -  Jose Luis Gomez de Francisco
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Jose Luis Gomez de Francisco / Midwife toad male carrying eggs {Alytes obstetricians} Spain
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