Rhaebo blombergi
Rhaebo blombergi
(Columbian Giant Toad)
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Rhaebo blombergi (Myers and Funkhouser, 1951)

Common name: Columbian Giant Toad

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

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).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: Six individuals were collected in Broward County, Florida in 1963 (King and Krakauer, 1966).

Means of Introduction: Pet escape or release.

Status: Failed in Florida.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

References: (click for full references)

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.

Revision Date: 11/6/2003

Citation Information:
U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, 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: 1/20/2018

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