Xenopus laevis
Xenopus laevis
(African Clawed Frog)
Amphibians-Frogs
Exotic

Impact ID4860
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionXenopus laevis are asymptomatic carriers of the virulent amphibian fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (chytrid) and may be responsible for infecting indigenous amphibians in California and other localities worldwide.
Reference33274
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationCalifornia, global

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