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
Pool Frog Pelophylax lessonae

This frog became extinct in Britain in the late 1990s and has recently been reintroduced from... more

Common Toad Bufo bufo

Common toads are tail-less amphibians that have warty skin with distinct elongated bulges behind... 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

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

Rana temporaria
Triturus helveticus
Triturus cristatus
Pelophylax ridibundus