Scaly, slimy and slippery, these cold-blooded vertebrates are often overlooked in favour of the more charismatic and well-known birds and mammals. But reptiles, amphibians and fish are just as interesting. Take a look at some monsters of the deep blue sea, and discover a fossil that ‘came back to life’.
Meet some of the strange life forms Museum fish researchers are uncovering in the peat swamps of Southeast Asia.
Why do sharks have such a good sense of smell? Investigate how a team of scientists used the Museum’s CT scanner to find out.
Explore the underwater world of the coral reef, home to an immense variety of fish, many of which are strikingly beautiful.
Find out about sharks of today and the past, such as the extinct megalodon, one of the most dangerous animals ever to have lived.
There are nearly 3,000 species of snakes, found from sea to rainforest to desert. Discover more about their life without limbs.
Read the story of the coelacanth, a fish thought to have died out with the dinosaurs, only to be rediscovered in 1938.
Fossilised pregnant fish was one of the first animals to have sex. Read more and watch a video.
Ask Museum experts for help identifying reptiles, amphibians and fishes, from frogs and toads in your garden pond to slow worms, snakes and other reptiles.