Reptiles & amphibians
Wales is home to 5 reptile species and 6
amphibian species. Adders, frogs, the shy, elusive sand lizard...
CCW introduces these fascinating creatures.
What reptiles and amphibians live in Wales?
The common frog first springs to mind – one of the most obvious
and widespread animals in Wales.
But Wales is also home to the natterjack toad and the sand
lizard - two of the shyest and rarest of animals.
Between the two extremes are species well known by some
people, but never encountered by others.
If you’re keen to read even more about reptiles and amphibians,
The Herpetofauna Worker’s Manual published by the Joint
Nature Conservancy Council has a wealth of useful information.