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Reproduction in Amphibians

  1. Paul Verrell

Published Online: 22 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001853



How to Cite

Verrell, P. 2003. Reproduction in Amphibians. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2003


In terms of its most basic components, reproduction in amphibians is similar to that in other vertebrate animals. But, superimposed on this similarity is a level of diversity that is unique among the tetrapods.


  • gonads;
  • gametes;
  • mating;
  • sexual selection;
  • parental care