Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID680
GroupAmphibians-Frogs
GenusXenopus
Specieslaevis
Common NameAfrican Clawed Frog
StateCA
CountyRiverside
LocalityVail Lake
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSanta Margarita
HUC8 Number18070302
Map
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Collection Year1975
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:12154
Author:McCoid, M.J., and T.H. Fritts
Date:1980
Title:Notes on the diet of a feral population of Xenopus laevis (Pipidae) in California.
Journal:Southwestern Naturalist
Volume:25
Pages:272-275
Commentsalso collected in 1976; authors conclude that they are a clumsey predator adapted to capturing sessile or slow moving items and that they are not a threat to native fauna
Record TypeLiterature
DisposalSan Diego Nat. Hist Mus.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected81
Year Classadult


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