List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

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List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby Philsuma » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:14 pm

Here ya go. Go out an' ketch em'....

http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesL ... Amphibians

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Re: List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby edwardsatc » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:30 pm

Hmm, I'm not quite sure how so many native amphibians landed on a list of Nonindigenous Aquatic Species. Also a little questionable as far as whether some of the non-natives have ever been collected/verified in the US. For instance, Atelopus zeteki is on the list !?! If you dig further into the information, it turns out that the listing for A. zeteki is a failed attempt to locate.

Good link nonetheless. I've used this database in the past for research related interests.

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Re: List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby edwardsatc » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:46 pm

So after a little more investigation, the native species are on the list because they have been observed outside of their native range.

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Re: List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby Philsuma » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:24 pm

Basically all it takes is for a verified report and a voucher instance of a species.

So.....that Harlequin toad could have been a single released animal in a suburban neighborhood that someone found and turned over to USFW or another agency that verified and archived the claim.

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Re: List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby edwardsatc » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:36 pm

Yes, a single report from 1963. USGS records indicate that it failed to verify the report.

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Re: List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby Philsuma » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:46 pm

There ya go then...

The real interesting one is the Whites Tree Frog being listed as ESTABLISHED, which means enough reports of all sizes of frogs.

Florida Exotics are kinda "my thing".....I've caught veileds and Nile Monitors but never a Whites.

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Re: List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby Philsuma » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:50 pm

edwardsatc wrote:Yes, a single report from 1963. USGS records indicate that it failed to verify the report.


Actually, I think the report of the animal is verified.

The word "failed" indicates that the animal failed to establish itself.

That's how I'm taking it...

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Re: List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby edwardsatc » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:54 pm

Philsuma wrote:
edwardsatc wrote:Yes, a single report from 1963. USGS records indicate that it failed to verify the report.


Actually, I think the report of the animal is verified.

The word "failed" indicates that the animal failed to establish itself.

That's how I'm taking it...


You're right, I stand corrected. Here's the USGS explanation of "Status":

What does "status" mean?

Status represents the reproductive poulation status of of the species in that particular location and includes the following categories:

Collected-species was collected or observed from the site; reproduction is not known - this is the default status; many of these are actually established populations
Established-population is reproducing and overwintering
Eradicated-population was eliminated by human activity, i.e., Rotenone
Extirpated-population died out on its own, without human interference, i.e., cold winter
Failed-population was stocked but died out; failed to reproduce
Stocked- species was introduced, as opposed to being caught
Unknown- used when all other categories do not fit

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Re: List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby Philsuma » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:32 pm

Florida has Coquis, white's /dumpy tree frogs and many others....go out 'an ketch ya some...

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Re: List of Invasive Frogs and Toads in the U.S

Postby Armson » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:58 pm

I would/am honestly going to burn vacation time to go running around florida and catching white's treefrog.

I am going to be in MIA over labor day where should I hunt?

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