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The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.




Hymenochirus boettgeri
Hymenochirus boettgeri
(Zaire Dwarf Clawed Frog)
Amphibians-Frogs
Exotic
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Hymenochirus boettgeri (Tornier, 1896)

Common name: Zaire Dwarf Clawed Frog

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range: Hymenochirus boettgeri ranges widely through the equatorial forest zone of central Africa from southeastern Nigeria and Cameroon south through Gabon to Mayombe region of western Democratic Republic of Congo, and east to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (IUCN, 2014).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences:

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 Hymenochirus boettgeri are found here.

StateYear of earliest observationYear of last observationTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
Florida196419641Florida Southeast Coast

Table last updated 3/29/2018

† Populations may not be currently present.


Means of Introduction: Pet release.

Status: Failed in Florida.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

Remarks: None.

References: (click for full references)

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Hymenochirus boettgeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. http://www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 July 2015.

King, W., and T. Krakauer. 1966. The exotic herpetofauna of southeast Florida. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences 29(2): 144-154.

Author: Powell, R.S.

Revision Date: 8/13/2015

Citation Information:
Powell, R.S., 2018, Hymenochirus boettgeri (Tornier, 1896): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=66, Revision Date: 8/13/2015, Access Date: 4/20/2018

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