Osteopilus septentrionalis
Osteopilus septentrionalis
(Cuban Treefrog)

Impact ID1848
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionMale Osteopilus septentrionalis have been observed displaying mating behavior (amplexing, or “embracing”) with an indigenous female frog species including the southern leopard frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus), green treefrog (Dryophytes cinereus), and southern toad (Anaxyrus terrestris); while these within-family pairings cannot produce hybrid species, the attempted mating by male Osteopilus septentrionalis with native females could potentially affect the fecundity of native frog species if eggs are dropped by the female.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationFlorida, USA

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/22/2024].

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