Specimen Information

Acrochordus javanicus
Acrochordus javanicus
(Javan Filesnake)
Reptiles-Snakes
Exotic

Specimen ID237009
GroupReptiles-Snakes
GenusAcrochordus
Speciesjavanicus
Common NameJavan Filesnake
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityDade County
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameSouthern Florida
HUC8 Number03090200
HUC10 Number0309020615
Map
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Collection Year1970
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18582
Author:Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, (Larry Connor).
Date:2009
Title:FWC Exotic database as of 3-31-2009.
Publisher:Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
CommentsNot Reported Breeding. Specimens were occasionally captured or observed in a rock pit northwest of Miami from the late 1970s until ca. 1990 (J. A. Wasilewski, Natural Selections, Homestead, personal communication); 1 seen floating dead in ca. 1998 (B. Vath, personal communication); population was presumably reproducing but may now be extirpated. Not reported breeding; see http://www.myfwc.com/WILDLIFEHABITATS/Nonnative_JavanFilesnake.htm
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/5/2020].

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