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Expansion of the Range of the Introduced Greenhouse Frog, Eleutherodactylus planirostris, in Coastal Alabama
- Alix, Diane M., Guyer, Craig, Anderson, Christopher J.
- Southeastern naturalist 2014 v.13 no.4 pp. N59
- Eleutherodactylus, frogs, greenhouses, wetlands, Alabama, Bahamas, Cuba, Florida
- Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Greenhouse Frog), originally from Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Florida Keys, has been introduced to mainland Florida and has spread across the southeastern US. We used automated recording devices to determine the distribution and activity patterns of Greenhouse Frogs at 15 headwater-slope wetlands in Baldwin County, AL, during 2011 and 2012. We detected this species at 5 widely distributed wetlands confirming that the Greenhouse Frog has spread since its initial introduction to Alabama.