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

Common Toad Bufo bufo

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

Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus

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

Pool Frog Pelophylax lessonae

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

Bufo bufo
Triturus helveticus
Pelophylax ridibundus
Pelophylax lessonae