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  • Amphibians EatingBy Mr. Frogs are Cool Chapman

  • AmphibiansAmphibians have never been able to completely leave the water (or at least moist environments).

    1. They must return to the water to breed2. They have to keep their skin moist.

  • TonguesTongues of amphibian vary considerably.Some amphibian have no tongues.Ex. Caecilians Some amphibians have a very long tongue with sticky tips.Ex. Most toadsAmphibian tongues in between

  • Amphibian FeedingAmphibians catch prey by using?Their tongueMouth

  • FeedingAmphibians catch prey by using?Their tongueMouthOnce in there mouth, amphibians crush their prey with their jaws and swallow it whole.Most Amphibians do not have teeth

  • FeedingHow do amphibians push the food down their throat?

    Amphibians use their eyes to push the food down their throat.

  • Where They LiveAmphibians are mostly found?Wetlands, swamps, or in moist areas.

    Why do amphibians have to stay moist?If their skin dries up they will die.

  • SkinAmphibians skin is considered to be semi-permeable.Semi-permeable means liquids and gases can pass through their skin, but not solids.If amphibians are in a dry environment, there is nothing to stop water from moving out of their body.

  • SkinBut what happens when they are in water that has toxic chemicals in it?

    The toxins get absorbed into their body with the water and they die.

    Amphibians are considered to be Bio-Indicators

  • Bio-IndicatorsBio-Indicator is an organism that indicates whether or not an area is healthy.Amphibians are widely used to figure out how healthy wetlands are.Example: If a pond has lots of frogs, you would know the water is clean and free of toxins.

  • Reproduction MethodsOviparous egg layers

    Viviparous live birth

    Ovoviviparous eggs hatch in side mother and the young live in her until maturity.