Cuban treefrog

The Cuban treefrog is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) in Florida1 = Steve A. More

Cuban treefrog in their yard, they noticed the gradual disappearance of the other frogs, toads and even lizards. That's because Cuban treefrogs are voracious eaters - and unfortunately they eat Florida's native frogs, toads, and lizards, in addition to insects and spiders. More

Native wildlife - Cuban Treefrogs eat native frogs, small lizards, and small snakes; tadpoles can out-compete native tadpoles for food or space Humans - Cuban Treefrog skin secretes a mucus that can irritate eyes or More

The Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) is native to Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands. This large frog has been introduced in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, many islands of the Lesser Antilles, Florida, and Hawaii. More

Amphibians : Cuban Treefrog - Osteopilus septentrionalis Cuban Treefrog - Osteopilus septentrionalis = Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail. More

The Cuban treefrog Osteopilus septentrionalis is a very large (up to 140 mm in Florida) treefrog that is not indigenous to the United States. It is variable in color, ranging from gray to green to brown, and individuals are capable of changing color. More

"Due to the destructive effects Cuban treefrogs have on native species of amphibians and reptiles, many biologists recommend that Cuban treefrogs be euthanized/killed. That's harsh, but true. We recommend a humane method of euthanasia for amphibians. More

Cuban treefrogs are the largest treefrog found in North America. Females can grow to 14 cm (5.5 in); males are generally smaller. They are a mottled gray-green, but can change color — anywhere from white to dark brown — depending on their surroundings. More

Adult Cuban treefrogs (C) can be green, gray, brown, or white. Young Cuban treefrogs (D) are usually greenish-tan with light green stripes down their sides. Get help from an adult to catch Cuban treefrogs! Use the photo galleries at to identify treefrogs. More

Cuban treefrogs, a species which has the ability to change colors, may vary from unpatterned to heavily-patterned gray, tan, brown, bronze, olive-green to blue-green (Wright and Wright, 1949; Behler and King, 1979; Ashton and Ashton, 1988; Conant and Collins, 1998; Bartlett and Bartlett, More

Cuban treefrogs are an invasive exotic species, which means that they are not indigenous to Florida. Humans inadvertently introduced Cuban treefrogs to the Florida landscape in the mid 1900s. They are found as far north as Gainesville. More

Cuban treefrogs can grow to more than 6 inches in length. Usually creamy white to light brown, they have large eyes and rough skin. More

The Effects of the Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) on Native Treefrog Populations within Everglades National Park By Kenneth G. Rice1, J. Hardin Waddle2, Marquette E. Crockett3, and Amber D. Dove3 1U.S. Geological Survey, Center for Water and Restoration Studies, Ft. Lauderdale FL. More

Cuban Treefrog - Osteopilus septentrionalis (invasive) - Raspy Chuckle (trees and verticals) Description & Identification: Largest treefrog in the United States; reaching 5.5" (14cm). More

Cuban Treefrog - Osteopilus septentrionalis - - Note: There is no known breeding population of this frog in Georgia, but three individuals have been found in Savannah. More

* The Cuban Treefrog in Florida - University of Florida * Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database - U.S. More

Cuban treefrogs can grow as big as five inches and bigger. This frog can be easily identified by its large toepads, its size, and its toad-like skin. They are not very friendly either. More

Cuban Treefrog Osteopilus septentrionalis = enlarge + Cuban Treefrog More

The Cuban treefrog ranges in size from 3 to 5.5 inches in length. They may be white, gray, tan, green, or brown in color, and can change colors depending on their temperature and environment. More

Cuban treefrog skin secretes a sticky substance that is irritating to the mucous membranes of the human eyes, nose, and mouth. The burning and itching sensation can last for hours. More

Cuban Treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis - Cuban Treefrog Cuban Treefrog The Cuban Treefrog is the largest Treefrog in the United States, with females attaining lengths in excess of 5 inches (males are generally smaller). More

* The Cuban treefrog lives in moist areas around trees or houses. * This species is nocturnal, which means it is active during the night and rests during the day. More

The Cuban Treefrog in Florida: Life History of a Successful Colonizing Species = Walter E. Meshaka, Jr. Details: 224 pages 6 x 9 Cloth: $69. More

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Order : Anura
Family : Hylidae
Genus : Osteopilus
Species : septentrionalis
Authority : (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)