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Amphibians: Listening & gap-fill activity

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   amphibians      aquatic      carnivorous      gills      hind      legs      metamorphosis      moist      salamanders      salt      skin      snails      tadpoles      temperature      tongue   

The frog and the toad are examples of the we keep in the Museum. They live a double life because they live in both and terrestrial environments. The first phase of their lives, as , is in the water. They don´t have legs, can swim and breathe through . They undergo a and become adults with lungs, and a very thin skin that always needs a environment.
Did you know that they absorb oxygen through their ?
All adult amphibians are , and they hunt their prey while waiting patiently, without being seen as their skin can be easily camouflaged. Some frogs leap great distances because of their legs, and most of them release their long, sticky towards insects, earthworms and .
They have to live in damp places, which aren´t very cold because they are not able to control their body , they must stay away from dry places and water.
Did you know that newts, and caecilians also belong to the amphibian world?
Geographic distribution: temperate and tropical zones

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