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Stevenson, L. S. and L. A. Somma. 2011. Geographic Distribution: Osteopilus septentrionalis (Cuban Treefrog). USA: Florida: Bradford Co. Herpetological Review 42(1):107-108.


OSTEOPILUS SEPTENTRIONALIS (Cuban Treefrog). USA: FLORIDA: B IlAI)flOIlD Co.: Starke. 703 South Orange Street (29.940 15"N, 82. 11532S'W; WGS84) . 12 December 2009. Linda S. Sleven son. Verified by Melvin P. Gra.mke. Florida Museum of Natural History. University of Florida. UF 162973. First county record (Meshaka et al. 2004. The Exotic Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida. Krieger Publ. Co., Malabar, Florida; Somma 2009. In Nonindigenous Aq uatic Species. USGS: hI rp: II nas.e I q ue ries! FactSheet. asp?specieslD=57). One adult collected from inside a mailbox on wall of a residence. Individ ual O. septentrionalis have been sighted at this locality from early 2009 through early 20 10. This established population is adjacent to populations of O. septerltriollalis in Alachua, Clay, and DlPJal (Jacksonville) counties, Florida, forming part of a nort hern invasion front in Florida, from Levy Co. on the Gulf Coasl extending northeastward to Nassau Co. (Krysko et aJ. 2005. Herpetol. Rev. 36:85-87; Somma 2009. op. cit. ; Wilson and Bechler 20 I O. Herpelol. Rev. 41 :376). This is Entomology Contribution No. 11 86. DPI. FDACS.