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Life Cycle

Amphibians reproduce in many different ways, but in general they lay eggs. After the larvae hatch they develop into tadpoles.

Frog eggs
Frog eggs

Moisture is Important

There are many different ways that amphibians reproduce, but in general, they lay their eggs in water or another damp environment.



After the larvae hatch, they transform into tadpoles and breathe underwater through gills.

baby frog


Eventually the tadpoles metamorphose into their adult forms and transition to life on land, where they breathe air.

Pair of frogs on rock and leaf

Parental Care

Many amphibian parents lay their eggs and abandon them, but many also perform some type of parental care, from guarding the eggs to carrying tadpoles or babies on their bodies.