Coquis Frogs
Family Leptodacytlidae

Native species in Hawaii: 0

Introduced species: 2


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There are two species of frogs in the family Leptodactylidae [genus Eleutherodactylus] that are present in Hawaii: the Common Coqui (E. coqui) and the Greenhouse Frog (E. planirostris). The Common Coqui has recieved the most attention recently. Origionally from Puerto Rico, it has adapted and thrived in Hawaii, multiplying and unprecedented rates. Its load nightly mating calls, its voracious apetite for native insects and its potential to compete with native birds for insects has local wildlife officials extremely worried. In Hawaii, there are no predators, and thus the population has increased to more than three times the density of wild populations in Puerto Rico. Clearly this problem exists, but there may be a way to control it. Find out more by going to the Coqui control website.

Listen to a couqi frog.

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