Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID158564
GroupAmphibians-Frogs
GenusXenopus
Specieslaevis
Common NameAfrican Clawed Frog
StateCA
CountySan Francisco
LocalityLily Pond, Golden Gate Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSan Pablo Bay
HUC8 Number18050002
HUC10 NameCorte Madera Creek-Frontal San Fransisco Bay Estuaries
HUC10 Number1805000209
HUC12 NameLobos Creek-Frontal San Francisco Bay Estuaries
HUC12 Number180500020905
Map
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Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13765
Author:Young, M.
Date:2004
Title:Invasive frogs in San Francisco pond evade eradication efforts.
Publisher:SFGate.com
Volume:2004
Issue:May 10
Reference 2
Ref. Number:13769
Author:Lagos, M.
Date:2004
Title:Biologists Strive to get a Jump on Prolific Frogs.
Journal:Latimes.com
Publisher:Los Angeles Times.
Volume:2004
Issue:May 17
Commentslab releases or pet releases can survive nearly half saltwater
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactThey alter ecosystems by gobbling up insects, fish, lizards and even birds that managed to fit into their large, tongueless mouths. They are also able to burrow into the group to survive dry conditions and have been known to prey on the state's endangered red-legged frog.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/25/2024].

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