Amphibians

  • Adder
    Adder
    The adder (Vipera berus) is the UK’s only venomous snake. However, their secretive nature and camouflaged markings mean they often go unnoticed.
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  • Common Frog
    Common Frog
    Possibly our most recognisable amphibian, the common frog is distributed throughout Britain and Ireland.
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  • Common Lizard
    Common Lizard
    The common lizard is most frequently seen on commons, heaths, moorland, dry stone walls, embankments and sea cliffs around the British Isles.
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  • Common Toad
    Common Toad
    The common toad (Bufo bufo) is a widespread amphibian found throughout Britain. Common toads are absent from Ireland.
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  • Grass Snake
    Grass Snake
    Grass snakes (Natrix natrix) are found throughout England and Wales. Feeding primarily on fish and amphibians.
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  • Great Crested Newt
    Great Crested Newt
    Great crested newts (Triturus cristatus) are widely distributed throughout Britain, though absent from Ireland.
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  • Leatherback Turtle
    Leatherback Turtle
    These spectacular reptiles are seasonal visitors to UK seas, migrating from their tropical nesting beaches.
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  • Natterjack Toad
    Natterjack Toad
    In Britain the natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) is almost exclusively confined to coastal sand dune systems, coastal grazing marshes and sandy heaths
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  • Pool Frog
    Pool Frog
    Pool frogs were presumed extinct in the wild in 1995, but have since been reintroduced at a single site in East Anglia.
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  • Sand Lizard
    Sand Lizard
    Due to vast habitat loss the sand lizards (Lacerta agilis) now only occurs naturally in Surrey, Dorset, Hampshire and Merseyside. 
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  • Slow Worm
    Slow Worm
    The slow-worm (Anguis fragilis) is often found in gardens and is widespread throughout the British Isles; it is naturally absent from Ireland.
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  • Smooth Newt
    Smooth Newt
    The smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) is the UK's most widespread newt species, found throughout Britain and Ireland.
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  • Smooth Snake
    Smooth Snake
    The smooth snake (Coronella austriaca) is Britain's rarest reptile, found only on heathlands in Dorset and Hampshire and on one or two heaths in Surrey and West Sussex. 
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