Reptiles breathe in much the same way as humans do, inhaling and exhaling through their lungs. Some reptile species may be able to assist breathing through different means, such as permeable skin for gas exchange in aqua... More »

Although fish and reptiles share some characteristics, fish are not reptiles. The most important difference between the two groups of animals is that fish use gills to breathe, while reptiles use lungs. More »

Reptiles live primarily in temperate and tropical climates. Reptiles are cold-blooded, which means they are unable to regulate the internal temperature of their bodies. Because of this, they have to live in warm and sunn... More »

Ladybugs need air, like humans, but unlike humans they do not have lungs. Instead, they take in air through tiny openings in the sides of their abdomen and thorax called spiracles. The distribution of oxygen in ladybugs'... More »

Some reptile species, such as many snakes and lizards, ambush prey that wanders too close, whereas other reptiles are prowlers that search far and wide for prey. Some reptiles even graze grasses and forage over long peri... More »

Reptiles Magazine is the world's leading publication about reptiles. A magazine version is available to people who are interested in reptiles, and there is a website version that displays information on different reptile... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles

Alligators are predators, eating fish, birds, mammals, mollusks and other reptiles. They consume prey of increasingly larger size as they grow from juveniles to adults. Although their diet is primarily flesh-based, allig... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles