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How do amphibians breathe?


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December 07, 2017 5:21AM

Amphibians have gills when they are young or they "breathe" through their skin. Adult amphibians either have lungs or continue to "breathe" through their skin.
Amphibians have three ways of breathing. The first is with gills, seen on tadpoles and salamanders that do not leave the water. The second is by diffusion through their skin. The third is with lungs, but they are primitive like lungfish and mudskippers.