- Amphibians include salamanders, newts, toads, and frogs and spend at least part of their life cycle in water.
- They are cold-blooded (or ectothermal), which means that they do not produce their own body heat like birds, people or other mammals.
- They seek out cooler or warmer spots to regulate their temperatures.
- Missouri has 43 species of amphibians, with an additional five subspecies or geographic races.
- No amphibians in Missouri are venomous — they are harmless to people.