Nonnative Amphibians

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Common Name

Scientific Name

Native range

Year first observed

Length of time breeding

Method of Introduction

Statewide established populations

Cuban Treefrog

Osteopilus  septentrionalis

Cuba, Cayman Islands, Bahamas

1931

At least 10 years

hitchhiker in cargo

Regionally established populations

Giant Toad

Rhinella marina

Amazon basin north to southern Texas

1957

At least 10 years

pet escapes, introduced for pest control

Greenhouse Frog

Eleutherodactylus  planirostris

Caribbean

1875

At least 10 years

trade

Locally established populations

Coqui

Eleutherodactylus  coqui

Puerto Rico

1973

At least 10 years

intentional introduction, hitchhiker on exotic plants

 



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