Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Cuban Treefrog Osteopilus septentrionalis

Photo: Carel de Haseth

Classification

Hylidae [family]
Osteopilus [genus] (1)

Presence

Recorded on
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution N. America
    Distribution description Natural occurence on Cuba, some of its satellite islands, and on the Bahama and Cayman Islands. Introduced in Puerto Rico, southern Florida, Anguilla, St.-Barthélemy, and St. Maarten.
    Notes on presence status Introduced on Sint Maarten in the 1980s and also introduced on Curaçao. A single specimen was observed on Saba, however this species did probably not yet establish on the island.

    Publications

    • Buurt, G. van 2001. De amfibieën en reptielen van Aruba, Curaçao en Bonaire. 119 pp. Gerard van Buurt, Curaçao.
    • Buurt, G. van 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. Applied Herpetology 3: 307-321.
    • Buurt, G. van, & Debrot, A.O. 2012. Exotic and invasive terrestrial and freshwater animal species in the Dutch Caribbean. 1-37. IMARES, Wageningen.
    • Powell, R. 2006. Conservation of the herpetofauna on the Dutch Windward Islands: St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Maarten. Applied Herpetology 3: 293-306.
    • Powell, R., Henderson, R.W. & Parmerlee, J.S. Jr. 2005. The Reptiles and Amphibians of the Dutch Caribbean: St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Maarten. 192 pp. STENAPA.
    • Powell, R., Henderson, R.W., Parmerlee, J.S. jr. 2015. The Reptiles and Amphibians of the Dutch Caribbean: St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Maarten. Second edition, revised and expanded Nature Guide Series, No. 004: 343. Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean..
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of St. Maarten. 102 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Yokoyama, M. 2010. The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin. 129 pp. sxm wildlife.
    • Yokoyama, M. 2013. The Incomplete guide to the wildlife of Saint Martin. Revised and expanded second edition. 131. sxm wildlife.