Osteopilus septentrionalis
Osteopilus septentrionalis
(Cuban Treefrog)
Amphibians-Frogs
Exotic

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.
Reference21008
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationFlorida, USA

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/29/2021].

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