close up of the heads of two Walking Catfish (Clarias batrachus)

Walking Catfish

These fish first appeared in Florida in the early 1960s as escapees of the aquarium trade. They can breathe air…
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Lionfish (Pterois volitans) specimen showing the striped pattern and long spines of the lionfish

Pacific Red Lionfish

Lionfish were introduced to the Atlantic Coast of Florida in the 1980s by either release or escape from marine aquariums….
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Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis)

Cuban Tree Frog

The earliest records of Cuban Tree Frogs in Florida date to the 1920s in the Keys. They now are found…
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Burmese Python Skeleton (Python bivittatus)

Burmese Python

This Python captured the world’s attention when park rangers found it and brought it to the Museum for study. At…
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pressed Air Potato leaves and dried Air Potato from the herbarium collection

Air Potato

Native to tropical Asia, the Air Potato thrives in Florida due to the warm climate – it can grow 8…
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