Nonnative Amphibians

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Common Name

Scientific Name

Native range

Year first observed

Method of Introduction

Statewide established populations

Cuban Treefrog

Osteopilus  septentrionalis

Cuba, Cayman Islands, Bahamas

1931

hitchhiker in cargo

Regionally established populations

Giant Toad

Rhinella marina

Amazon basin north to southern Texas

1957

pet escapes, introduced for pest control

Greenhouse Frog

Eleutherodactylus  planirostris

Caribbean

1875

trade

Locally established populations

Coqui

Eleutherodactylus  coqui

Puerto Rico

1973

intentional introduction, hitchhiker on exotic plants

 



FWC Facts:
Biologists estimate 10,000-14,000 sturgeon live in the Suwannee River. Adult populations in other Gulf Coast rivers range from a few hundred to about 2,000.

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