Common name: Columbian Giant Toad
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Native Range: Rhaebo blombergi is found in a range from northern Ecuador to western Colombia in the Cauca, Chocó, Nariño and Valle del Cauca regions in addtion to the western flank of the Codillera Occidental. R. blombergi is also found in humid foothills of the following provinces: Carchi, Esmeraldas, Imbabura (Coloma and Hoogmoed, 2014).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Rhaebo blombergi are found here.
Table last updated 9/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Pet escape or release.
Status: Failed in Florida.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
References: (click for full references)
Revision Date: 11/6/2003
Coloma, L.A., and M.S. Hoogmoed. 2014. Rhaebo blombergi
. En: Centro Jambatu. 2011-2012. Anfibios de Ecuador. Fundación Otonga. Quito, Ecuador.
King, W., and T. Krakauer. 1966. The exotic herpetofauna of southeast Florida. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences 29(2):144-154.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2023, Rhaebo blombergi (Myers and Funkhouser, 1951): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=45, Revision Date: 11/6/2003, Access Date: 9/27/2023
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