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Cuban Tree Frog

Osteopilus septentrionalis

Description:

It is the largest tree frog of North America. Its wide diet and ability to thrive amongst humans has made it a highly invasive species with established colonies in northern Florida, the Hawaiian island of Oahu, and throughout the Caribbean Islands. They range in size from 3 to 5.5 in (76 to 140 mm) and vary in color from olive-brown and bronze to gray or grayish-white. A nocturnal, tree-dwelling frog, it is known to eat almost anything that will fit in its mouth and to mate year-round. Cuban tree frogs are commonly available as pets; however, because the animal secretes a toxic mucus from its skin that can cause a burning sensation in the eyes, it is not an ideal pet. Further distribution of the species is believed to have been expanded by the release of these pet animals.

Habitat:

The Cuban tree frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) is an amphibian native to the Caribbean region of the Western Hemisphere.

Notes:

This Cuban Tree Frog was hanging out in a vase I use to root plant cuttings.

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1 Comment

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Cute hideout! :-)

LaurieWinters
Spotted by
LaurieWinters

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 12, 2016
Submitted on Dec 23, 2016

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