Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1545057
GroupAmphibians-Frogs
GenusXenopus
Specieslaevis
Common NameAfrican Clawed Frog
StateCA
CountyOrange
LocalityPond outside the Irvine apartments, [near San Diego Creek]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNewport Bay
HUC8 Number18070204
HUC10 NameSan Diego Creek
HUC10 Number1807020401
HUC12 NameUpper San Diego Creek
HUC12 Number180702040102
Map
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Collection Day12
Collection Month4
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet | dispersed
Statusestablished
CommentsI also contacted the people over at wildlife.ca.gov, who suggested I add the sighting here as well. A pond outside the Irvine apartments. Last year I saw frogs along the shore around June/July, though didn't see any when I went yesterday. There are also Xenopus tadpoles all along the river bed of the San Diego Creek, mostly in drying out ponds. There is a bridge underneath the 405 that is by the coordinates listed, and there are some Xenopus tadpoles in some of the water areas down there.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/18/2021].

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