FC: Amphibians Breyona Woods, Chloe Alicea, and Kayla Ellis
1: Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Sub-phylum Vertebrata Class Amphibians Orders Salamanders Frogs and Toads | Classification | classification
2: Biomes | Frogs live everywhere except for in cold places. These biomes include: Rain Forest Biomes Tropical Rain Forests Temperate Rain Forests Desert Biomes Grassland Biomes Deciduous Forest Biomes FreshWater Biomes Streams and Rivers Marine Biomes
3: In the spring, male peepers come out and do their mating call. Most frogs have external fertilization.This means the female frog releases the egg and it is fertilized by the sperm. Although some salamanders have internal fertilization where the egg is fertilized before it's laid. Most eggs are covered in a clear jelly to help prevent infections and protect them. Most amphibians don't take care of their young. Some amphibians go through metamorphosis. | Reproduction and development
4: Behavior | Amphibians have some interesting behavior. for example, frogs and toads can throw their tongues out of their mouths a far distance. This is so they can catch their prey (mostly bugs) easily and without warning. Salamanders do some pretty interesting things too. The lungless salamanders don't go back to the water to lay their eggs, they just lay them in moist environments unlike most other amphibians.
5: Predator/ Prey feeding habit | Amphibians are the most active at night. They go out and catch their food and then go back to the place where they live. But while they are out, they may be being followed so that the animal following them will get some food.
6: Amphibians have bilateral symmetry. If you were to split an amphibian, from the top of his head to the bottom to its toes, both sides would be exactly and the same on each side. | SYMMETRY
7: Era/ Period | Amphibians first showed up in the Paleozoic Era during the Devonian Period. This was 408 million years ago.
8: Characteristics by order | Frogs and Toads | Salamanders | Frogs and toads have powerful hind leg muscles and a skeleton that can absorb the shock of landing after a jump. Are tadpoles before they become a frog or a toad. They are colored so that they blend in with the environment that they live in. Lose their tale when they become an adult. | Stalk and ambush the small invertebrates that they eat. lungless salamander eggs hatch into a salamander that looks like a miniature adult salamander. Have long and slender bodies. Most keep their tales as adults.
9: Food Web | As you can see in this food web, frogs, toads, and salamanders eat insects that are predators and herbivores.
10: Obtaining Oxygen | Most amphibians obtain oxygen through their blood. They can do this because a lot of them can bring oxygen into their skin that then goes into their blood stream.
11: Movement | Frogs and toads move in a different way than salamanders do. Frogs and toads use their powerful hind legs to move around by hopping and leaping. Salamanders use all of their legs to basically walk and run. They do not hop like frogs and toads.