Cuban Tree Frog Osteopilus septentrionalis

These freeloading frogs have been introduced to much of the Caribbean due to their ability to hitch a ride in shipping containers.

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ORIGIN:
Cuba and neighboring islands

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HABITAT:
Estuaries, swamps and urban areas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2 oz
Length: 2.5 in male, 5 in female

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DIET:
Insects, small lizards and bird hatchlings

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PREDATORS:
Snakes, alligators, birds, raccoons and opossums

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Toxic mucus

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REPRODUCTION:
Mating occurs in late spring; scattered clumps of eggs are laid underwater

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 13 yrs in human care

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Melbourne, FL 32940

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