Occurrence of Amphibians in Saline Habitats: A Review and Evolutionary Perspective

  title={Occurrence of Amphibians in Saline Habitats: A Review and Evolutionary Perspective},
  author={Gareth R. Hopkins and Edmund D. Brodie},
Abstract: Amphibians are well known as osmotically sensitive organisms due to their highly permeable skin and eggs and, as such, biologists have mostly discounted their presence in saline environments. Yet, from the 1800s to the present day, scientists have repeatedly found amphibians living and breeding in a variety of saline coastal and inland habitats. Despite this plethora of observations, their presence in these habitats is still mostly ignored, and the last (and only) complete literature… 
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