Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1462535
GroupAmphibians-Frogs
GenusOsteopilus
Speciesseptentrionalis
Common NameCuban Treefrog
StateLA
CountyOrleans
LocalityAudubon Zoo, elephant exhibit
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEastern Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090203
HUC10 NameCanal No 2-Frontal Lake Pontchartrain
HUC10 Number0809020301
HUC12 NameMetairie Canal-Canal No 2
HUC12 Number080902030103
Map
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Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on plants
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:31342
Author:Glorioso, B.M., J.H. Waddle, L.J. Muse, N.D. Jennings, M. Litton, J. Hamilton, S. Gergen, and D. Heckard
Date:2018
Title:Establishment of the exotic invasive Cuban treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) in Louisiana
Journal:Biological Invasions
Volume:20
Issue:10
Pages:2707-2713
CommentsSightings of the species occurred throughout early 2016 in elephant exhibit. Identity of species was unknown at the time, and the animals were released near the fence line by zoo staff. Once species identity was discovered and discussed in October 2016, zoo staff began to euthanized any animals found. Eight animals of various size classes were discovered and euthanized between October and December of 2016, prompting contact of Glorioso et al. by zoo officials.
Record TypeLiterature
Disposalhumanely euthanized
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected8


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/8/2019].

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