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A few amphibian species such as frogs and worms (Barbourula kalimantanensis and Caecilita iwokramae) have been discovered to be able to breathe without lungs.
It seems this phenomenon only happens to small amphibians, who are tiny enough to feed their body with oxygen through the skin.
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