Exotic Frogs in Australia

There are a few exotic frogs in Australia.

There is no other exotic frog in Australia that is as famous and wide spread as is cane toad.


But there are also a few other, less known ones, that have been introduced to Australia.
 
An African clawed frog
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Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis), which is native to South Africa, is used in laboratories in Australia but is not found in the wild.

Asian Brown Tree Frog (Polypedates leucomystac) is very common in Asia, and has been seen in Darwin, where it has been accidentally imported with imported produce from Asia.

It is not widely distributed in Australia.

Japanese Tree Frog (Hyla japonica) has been seen in Sydney, where it was accidentally imported in a car from Japan. It is not widely distributed in Australia.

Banded Bullfrog (Kaloula pulchra), which is quite common in parts of Asia, was accidentally brought to Perth in a parcel from Asia. It is not widely distributed in Australia.

Common Grey Tree Frog (Hyla chrysoscelis/versicolor), native to America, was accidentally brought to Adelaide. It is not widely distributed in Australia.

Close-Up of a Green Toad (Bufo Viridis)
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Green Toad (Bufo viridis), a common frog in Europe, north America and Asia, was accidentally imported to Adelaide to Italy. It is not widely distributed in Australia. 

Indus Valley Toad (Bufo stomaticus), native to India, Middle East and parts of Asia, was accidentally brought to Adelaide in a luggage. It is not widely distributed in Australia.

Black Spotted Toad (Bufo melanosticus), a common species in Asia, has been accidentally imported to Cairns and Darwin. It is not widely distributed in Australia.

Red Toad (Schismaderma carens), common in parts of Africa, was accidentally imported to Perth. It is not widely distributed in Australia.

Cane Toad (Bufo Marinus) also known as Marine Toad, Along Shoreline, Barro Colorado Island, Panama
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Cane Toad (Bufo marinus), native to central and south America, was deliberately introduced to Queensland to control sugar cane beetles. The toads are now widely distributed across Queensland, and entering New South Wales and Northern territory. They are a bad pest in Australia.




















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