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

Report and Map Invasive Species – This website allows people to report sightings of exotic species in Florida and see distribution maps and information about previously reported species.

FWC Nonnative Species Web Page –  Learn about Florida’s exotic wildlife and how FWC’s Exotic Species Coordination Section works to manage and minimize the impacts that nonnative species have on Florida’s fish, wildlife and marine life.

Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Florida – The Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Florida provides geographic information, distribution maps, taxonomic information and pictures for the 142 native and 56 nonnative species of amphibians and reptiles known to occur in Florida.

Dr. Steve Johnson’s Cuban Treefrog Web Page – This University of Florida Web page provides information on how to identify the Cuban treefrog and what you can do to stop its expansion in Florida.

The Invader Updater – The Invader Updater is a quarterly electronic newsletter produced by the University of Florida that focuses on topics related to invasive vertebrate animals in Florida and the southeastern U.S. It includes supporting Web pages with supplemental information, resources and news, and its Facebook page keeps you up to date on current news.

Nonnative Reptiles in South Florida: Identification Guide – The University of Florida developed this guide to identifying South Florida’s nonnative and native reptiles.

FWC Burmese Pythons in Florida Web Page – Learn about this invasive snake, how to identify it, what actions FWC is taking and how you can help.

Burmese Pythons in South Florida – The University of Florida produced this fact sheet about the Burmese python in Florida and the research and management efforts to control this invasive species.

Burmese Pythons in Everglades National Park – The National Parks Service provides information on Burmese pythons in Everglades National Park.

Florida Invasive Species Partnership – The Florida Invasive Species Partnership is a collaboration of federal, state and local agencies, along with nongovernment organizations, all of which have a stake in managing invasive nonnative species in Florida.

Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area – Learn about invasive species and associated management efforts in the Everglades.

United States Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Website – This website provides scientific reports, real-time queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists and general information about introduced aquatic species.



FWC Facts:
The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.

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