Duttaphrynus melanostictus
Duttaphrynus melanostictus
(Southeast Asian Toad)
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Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799)

Common name: Southeast Asian Toad

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range: Widely distributed in South Asia. Asian common toads occur from northern Pakistan through Nepal, Bangladesh, India including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and southern China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau to Malaysia, Singapore, and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Anambas and Natuna Islands. They were introduced to the islands of Bali, Sulawesi, Ambon and Manokwari, and the northeastern portion of the Vogelkop Peninsula in New Guinea (Krysko et al., 2011; EOL, 2012).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: A single individual was captured in Miami-Dade County, Florida, in August of 2012, in a shipment of cargo from China (Krysko et al., 2011).

Means of Introduction: Hitchhiker in cargo (Krysko et al., 2011).

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

References: (click for full references)

EOL. 2012. "Bufo melanostictus." Encyclopedia of Life, available from http://eol.org/pages/1039118/details. Accessed 8 August 2012.

Krysko, K.L. and 12 others. 2011. Verified non-indigenous amphibians and reptiles in Florida from 1863 through 2010: Outlining the invasion process and identifying invasion pathways and stages. Zootaxa 3028:1-64.

Author: Fuller, P.

Revision Date: 8/29/2012

Citation Information:
Fuller, P., 2018, Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2867, Revision Date: 8/29/2012, Access Date: 1/24/2018

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