Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Nonnative green iguana

Nonnative Species

There are 56 nonnative species of reptiles and amphibians known to occur in Florida. Learn more about these species and how they affect Florida’s native wildlife.



Publications

Publications of research conducted or funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Relevant Websites

Find more information about nonnative species in Florida, how to distinguish them from native wildlife and how to report them if sighted.


FWC Facts:
Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.

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