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Florida Boardwalk Animal Fact Sheet
Osteopilus septentrionalis

Native to Cuba and nearby islands, yet they have also been introduced throughout the Caribbean and into southern Florida. Cuban tree frogs are the largest tree frog species in North America. They vary in color from dark green to pale gray, often changing color to match their environment. They have spots that sometimes disappear, also dependent on the environment. Their feet have sticky pads on their toes that allow them to cling to a range of different surfaces.
Habitat: Areas of high humidity, commonly occurring in trees and large plants along waterways.
Diet: They will eat almost anything they can fit in their mouths. They are mainly insectivorous, feeding on large cockroaches and moths. Large adults consume everything from frogs, small lizards and snakes to young mice and even hatchling birds.
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Weight: Approx. 57 g (2 oz.).

Length: 5.1 - 6.3 cm (2.04 - 2.5 in.) (male), approx. 12.7 cm (5.08 in.) (female).
Lifespan: Approx. 5 to 10 years.
Reproduction & Offspring:

The breeding season lasts from May to October. The male calls with a variably pitched, slightly rasping, grating stone sound, in the hope of attracting a female. Cuban treefrogs will lay eggs in any body of standing water -- from a small bucket to a fish pond, even in a chlorinated swimming pool.


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