Preventative measures: Early detection and rapid response are very important for a rapid and successful eradication of this species in introduced areas (Campbell, 2008).
Biological: Some species of aquatic and terrestrial species of snake are predators of the Cuban treefrog (GSMFC, 2007).
Integrated management: Effectively screening cisterns and regulating water distribution will negatively impact established populations of Cuban treefrog (Townsend, Eaton, Powell, et al, 2000).
Chemical: Monitoring and fumigating imported plants should impair further dispersal of the species (Townsend, Eaton, Powell et al 2000).
Location Specific Management Information
It is suggested to capture and humanely euthanize any Cuban treefrogs that are found in people's hards in Florida. To humanely euthanize this species, instructions include capturing the Osteopilus septentrionalis with gloved hands or a plastic bag, and rub benzocaine ointment on its back. Then, seal it in a plastic bag until it is unconscious. Place it in the freezer overnight to ensure that it is dead, and then throw it out with your trash (Johnson, 2007).
Saint Barthelemy (Saint Barthélemy)
A booklet for the general public on Osteopilus septentrionalis was produced with funding from the Direction régionale de l'environnement (DIREN) of Guadeloupe and the municipality of Saint-Barthélemy. It contains information and advice to combat this invasive alien species.
4. Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)., 2008. Decision support tools-Identifying potentially invasive non-native marine and freshwater species: fish, invertebrates, amphibians.
Summary: The electronic tool kits made available on the Cefas page for free download are Crown Copyright (2007-2008). As such, these are freeware and may be freely distributed provided this notice is retained. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made and users should satisfy themselves as to the applicability of the results in any given circumstance. Toolkits available include 1) FISK- Freshwater Fish Invasiveness Scoring Kit (English and Spanish language version); 2) MFISK- Marine Fish Invasiveness Scoring Kit; 3) MI-ISK- Marine invertebrate Invasiveness Scoring Kit; 4) FI-ISK- Freshwater Invertebrate Invasiveness Scoring Kit and AmphISK- Amphibian Invasiveness Scoring Kit. These tool kits were developed by Cefas, with new VisualBasic and computational programming by Lorenzo Vilizzi, David Cooper, Andy South and Gordon H. Copp, based on VisualBasic code in the original Weed Risk Assessment (WRA) tool kit of P.C. Pheloung, P.A. Williams & S.R. Halloy (1999).
The decision support tools are available from: http://cefas.defra.gov.uk/our-science/ecosystems-and-biodiversity/non-native-species/decision-support-tools.aspx [Accessed 13 October 2011]
The guidance document is available from http://www.cefas.co.uk/media/118009/fisk_guide_v2.pdf [Accessed 13 January 2009].
5. Christy, Michelle T; Savidge, Julie A; Rodda, Gordon H., 2007. Multiple pathways for invasion of anurans on a Pacific island. Diversity & Distributions. 13(5). SEP 2007. 598-607.
10. Platenberg, Renata J.; Boulon, Ralf H., 2006. Conservation status of reptiles and amphibians in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Applied Herpetology, Volume 3, Number 3, 2006 , pp. 215-235(21)
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