Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Nonnative green iguana

Nonnative Species

There are 56 nonnative species of reptiles and amphibians known to occur in Florida. Learn more about these species and how they affect Florida’s native wildlife.



Publications

Publications of research conducted or funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Relevant Websites

Find more information about nonnative species in Florida, how to distinguish them from native wildlife and how to report them if sighted.


FWC Facts:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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