FPL | Cuban Tree Frog

Cuban Tree Frog

Origin: Cuba

Impact: Cuban tree frogs are the largest tree frogs in North America.

Cuban tree frogs eat insects, lizards, snakes, mice, hatchling birds, other frogs, and even other Cuban tree frogs. They are nocturnal and spend most of that time in trees.

They live in urban and natural areas in many south Florida counties, including ecologically valuable areas, such as Florida's wildlife refuges and Everglades National Park.

They have a destructive effect on natural ecosystems, since they prey on native tree frogs and cause native frog numbers to decline.


Osteopilus septentrionalis

Photo courtesy Creatures Great and Small