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
Palmate Newt Triturus helveticus

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

Marsh Frog Pelophylax ridibundus

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

Common Toad Bufo bufo

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

Identification of British Amphibians

Pelophylax lessonae
Pelophylax ridibundus
Rana temporaria
Triturus cristatus