012) Amphibian Anatomy

Amphibian Anatomy – The character has the form and/or characteristics of an amphibian.  Amphibian Anatomy is also known as Amphibian Body, Amphibian Form, Amphibian Mimicry and Amphibian Physiology.  Subcategories include 189) Frog Anatomy and 384) Salamander Anatomy.

Unlike humanoids in (183) Fish Anatomy section, amphibians can more readily encroach on human lands because they can breathe air.   There are far fewer amphibian creatures in fiction than fish creatures.  You find amphibians in both the superhero genre and sword and sorcery genre but are more prevalent in the sword and sorcery genre.  Frogs unlike fish undergo a dramatic metamorphosis.


As an amphibian, Marrina (Marvel) can exist on land or water indefinitely (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #7).

Amphibian Mimicry-Marrina-Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #7

Marinna undergoes a metamorphosis that is much more dramatic than that of a frog!

The Green Man (DC) is an amphibian former Green Lantern (DC Who’s Who #9).

Amphibian Mimicry-The Green Man-DC Who's Who #9 (1985)

Tomahawk (DC) looks like he is fighting a giant salamander in Tomahawk V1 #91.

Amphibian Mimicry-Tomahawk V1 #91

Titan is the amphibian from Atlantis in Tales of Suspense V1 #28.


The Lovecraft universe has three amphibian monsters.

The Haemophore (Lovecraft) is froglike but isn’t quite a frog (Field Guide to Creatures of the Dreamlands).

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The Lamp-eft (Lovecraft) looks like a salamander but isn’t exactly a salamander (Field Guide to Creatures of the Dreamlands).

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Voonith (Lovecraft) is a human sized salamander (Field Guide to Creatures of the Dreamlands).

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The D&D universe has a plethora of amphibians.

Aboleths can turn humanoids into servitors (D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 1).

Amphibian Mimicry-Aboleth-D&D 4th Edition - Monster Manual 1

Froghemoth (TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2)






Giant Toad (TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual)


Muckdweller (TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual)


Savant Aboleth (TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2)


Slime Reaver (Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie)


Stench Toad (Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie)


Grippli – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual


Slaad – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual


Blindheim – TSR 2173 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 4

Bvanen – TSR 2166 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 3


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