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Cuban Treefrog

Osteopilus septentrionalis

 

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Osteopilus_septentrionalis_adult - click to enlarge

HABITAT

This is an invasive nonindigenous species in Florida.  Found in natural areas in parts of its introduces range, as well as in retention ponds, drainage ditches and other areas associated with  human habitation.

BREEDING SEASON

Spring/Summer, April-August

SIMILAR TADPOLES

Hyla cinerea, Hyla squirella

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Osteopilus_septentrionalis_tadpole - click to enlarge

APPEARANCE

Head

Lateral eyes. 

Body

Osteopilus septentrionalis tadpoles have a rounded heavily pigmented body with a transparent belly making the intestinal coil visible. 

Tail

The tail fins are flecked with dark mottling. 

APPROXIMATE MAXIMUM SIZE

Medium:  1.0-1.25 inches, 26-32mm.

Osteopilus_septentrionalis_tadpole_length

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