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Thu November 03, 2011 By: Siva Ramakrishnan

MAM, amphibians are cold- blooded animal. then how do they live in both land and water .they cannot survive in change in temperature ,like fishes.

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Wed November 09, 2011
Amphibians are cold-blooded animals, meaning they do not have a constant body temperature but instead take on the temperature of their environment. They have moist, scaleless skin that absorbs water and oxygen, but that also makes them vulnerable to dehydration (loss of bodily fluids). Without moist conditions, their skin dries out and they die. Therefore, amphibians are most often found near ponds, marshlands, swamps, and other areas where freshwater is available.
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