Wild Florida Photo - Osteopilus septentrionalis

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Osteopilus septentrionalis

CUBAN TREEFROG

Not native to Florida

 

Cuban treefrogs are native to Cuba, the Isle of Pines, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. They were first reported in the Florida keys, and have now spread northward throughout nearly the entire Florida peninsula.
Osteopilus septentrionalis are 4-13 cm (1-1/2 - 5 in.) long and have much larger toe pads than the native treefrogs. The skin is bumpy, and their color can vary from nearly white to dark green or brown with darker markings on the back and legs.
These photos are of two individuals, the Cuban treefrog pictured on the ladder and hanging on the wall is one individual, all of the other photos are another individual. The two entire photos of the second Cuban treefrog show how their color can vary, in this instance from very pale when on the white wood to darker shades after moving to the coquina rock a short while later.
These frogs are an invasive species, having a significant negative impact on native populations, both by out-competing the native species, but also by also eating the native treefrogs.

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Osteopilus septentrionalis is a member of the Hylidae - True tree frogs family.
 

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For more information on this species, visit the following link:
University of Florida IFAS Extension page for this species

Date record last modified:
Aug 30, 2014









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