British Amphibians

British Amphibians on Wild About Britain include UK species of frogs, toads, newts, frog spawn and tadpoles, with amphibians from the Natterjack Toad and Common Frog to the Great Crested Newt.

Encyclopedia of British Amphibians

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Natterjack Toad Epidalea calamita

It can be distinguished from other species of toads by the bright yellow line running the length... more

Marsh Frog Pelophylax ridibundus

Adults up to 15cm rarely up to 18. the largest native European frog, big, robust and sometimes... more

Common Frog Rana temporaria

The adults are similar but the female is larger with white granulations on the flanks giving the... more

Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus

The Great Crested Newt is Britain's largest newt and also it's most threatened. They appear... more

Palmate Newt Triturus helveticus

The female has olive green or light brown skin with darker green speckles joining to form two... more

Identification of British Amphibians

Pelophylax ridibundus
Pelophylax lessonae
Triturus cristatus
Rana temporaria