The characteristics of Anura are given below:

1. These are otherwise called as Salientia.

2. These are developed amphibians.

3. Body is divisible in to head and trunk, tail is absent.


4. Skin loosely fitting, scaleless.

5. Pectoral girdle bony, Ribs absent or reduced.

6. Fore limbs are short. Hind limbs are adopted for leaping and swimming.

7. Teeth are absent in lower jaw.


8. Tympanum present.

9. Adult without gills.

10. Fertilzation external.

11. Fully meta morphosed. Neotenic forms absent.