Amphibians are found in a variety of habitats, some areas with permanent bodies of water and other areas with temporary or seasonal pools. During the heat of the day they often take refuge in rotten logs and stumps or under leaf litter and rocks. The toe pads on treefrog feet produce a mucous that allows them to adhere to smooth surfaces, and these animals can often be found around homes in the evening, catching insects that are attracted to the porch lights.
What Makes Amphibians Unique
>> They are ectothermic (cold-blooded, rely on their environment to maintain body temperature)
>> Their moist, thin skin which is used for breathing
>> Most live part of their lives in water and part of their lives on land
>> Go through a metamorphosis process
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