The Cuban Treefrog

The Cuban treefrog is just one of many invasive species that have entered Florida. Native to Cuba, Cuban treefrogs arrived in the 1920’s in the Florida Keys. Since them, it has increased its range spreading as far as Alachua County. The Cuban treefrog is the largest of treefrogs found in Florida. This prolific breeder can have as many as 15,000 eggs per season! Cuban tree frogs are efficient predators. They actively feed on our native frogs and lizards. They also feed on native insects, spiders, snails and millipedes. Cuban treefrogs can be found in many places around your house. Do not confuse this harmful invasive species with harmless native species of treefrog. It can be difficult to tell them apart.  Please visit: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/wildlife_info/frogstoads/osteopilus_septentrionalis.php to learn more about them and how to identify them correctly.

 

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