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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.


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

FWC Facts:
Atlantic stingrays can be found more than 200 miles up the St. Johns River and have been known to pup as far upstream as Lake Harney.

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