Cuban tree frog
An amphibian native to the Caribbean region of the Western Hemisphere. 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. 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. Their arrival in a new community is believed to be detrimental to local species, and it has been suggested that these frogs be destroyed on sight upon their arrival in new habitats.
Dangit! An invasive Cuban tree frog in our backyard. It got away before I could get rid of it.
A small frog in the grass, between a pond and the trail. We saw a much-larger Cuban treefrog in the same area of grass.
Poseen un color grisáceo con manchas. Osteopilus septentrionalis es un anfibios de gran tamaño. Habita en Cuba, las Bahamas y las Islas Caimán. Esta especie no es nativa de Puerto Rico.
Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog, photographed in Volusia county, Florida (14 October 2014). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.
Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog (quite sickly after a cold front), photographed in Volusia county, Florida (06 November 2014). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.
Small individual on the second level of an apartment complex.
1" long. Albino!?? Or just a juvenile?
Osteopilus is a genus of frogs in the Hylidae family. These species have a bony co-ossification on the skull resulting in a casque. Color varies between uniform brown, brown-gray, or olive with darker markings or marbled with greens, grays or brown, making a distinct pattern. The finger disks are round; the fingers with a reduced webbing; eyes and tympanum are large. Their natural range includes the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas, but O. septentrionalis has also...