Invasive Cuban treefrogs found in plants shipped to Oregon

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says invasive Cuban treefrogs were found this month in plants shipped to Oregon.

Posted: May 31, 2021 6:04 AM

OREGON – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says invasive Cuban treefrogs were found this month in plants shipped to Oregon.

It says two non-native and potentially invasive Cuban treefrogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis) were found May 17th, traveling on a nursery plant sold on location in Oregon and another purchased online.

Though wildlife officials are not sure if a Cuban treefrog could survive the entire year in Oregon, it could possibly survive the late spring to early fall timeframe in many parts of the state.

ODFW says Cuban treefrogs prey on other frogs, tadpoles, small lizards and snakes.

“They also secrete a mucus that may irritate your eyes and nose, cause allergy-like symptoms and possibly trigger an asthma attack,” said ODFW Invasive Species Supervisor Rick Boatner.

The state directs people to not release any found animals into the wild and to check with ODFW for specific identification of the species.

You can make calls about insects or snails to the Oregon Invasive Species hotline at 1-866-INVADER or  https://oregoninvasiveshotline.org.

ODFW advises nursery plant retailers and customers to inspect all products and contact wildlife officials if any frogs or other species are found with a product.

“It’s critical to prevent non-native species from entering Oregon rather than try to deal with them once they’ve become established. This particular species of treefrog is a threat to native frogs and other amphibians in places where they have become established such as Florida because they can quickly reproduce and out-compete native frog species for food or space,” Boatner said.

Similar to another invasive species incident that occurred last month involving zebra mussels found in Marimo Balls (Moss Balls) in aquariums, non-native tree frogs entered Oregon through a supply chain.

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