Specimen Information

Xenopus tropicalis
Xenopus tropicalis
(Western clawed frog)
Amphibians-Frogs
Exotic

Specimen ID1338105
GroupAmphibians-Frogs
GenusXenopus
Speciestropicalis
Common NameWestern clawed frog
StateFL
CountyHillsborough
LocalityRiverview, ACF Pond - detention pond adjacent to Rice Creek
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAlafia
HUC8 Number03100204
HUC10 NameAlafia River
HUC10 Number0310020403
HUC12 NameAlafia River
HUC12 Number031002040306
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month8
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | released pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:29350
Author:Hill, J.E., K.M. Lawson, and Q.M. Tuckett.
Date:2017
Title:First record of a reproducing population of the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis Daudin, 1802 in Florida (USA)
Journal:BioInvasions Records
Volume:6
Issue:1
Pages:87-94
Reference 2
Ref. Number:35681
Author:Goodman, C.M., G.F.M. Jongsma, J.E. Hill, E.L. Stanley, Q.M. Tuckett, D.C. Blackburn, and C.M. Romagosa
Date:2021
Title:A case of mistaken identity: genetic and anatomical evidence reveals the cryptic invasion of Xenopus tropicalis in Central Florida
Journal:Journal of Herpetology
Volume:55
Issue:1
Pages:62-69
CommentsConfirmed genetically to be X. tropicalis (Goodman et al. 2021)
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected600


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/14/2024].

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