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Where do African clawed frogs come from? An analysis of trade in live Xenopis laevis imported in the USA
(Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde e.V., 2017)
The African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, is one of the most widespread and high impact invasive amphibians on earth. The initial purpose of the trade for pregnancy testing saw some hundreds of thousands of animals exported ...
Reconstructing biological invasions using public surveys: a new approach to retrospectively assess spatio-temporal changes in invasive spread
Management of biological invasions increasingly relies on the knowledge of invasive species’ dispersal pathways that operate during introduction and post-introduction dispersal. However, the early stages of biological ...
Origin of invasive populations of the Guttural Toad (Sclerophrys gutturalis) on Reunion and Mauritius Islands and in Constantia, South Africa
The Guttural Toad, Sclerophrys gutturalis, has three established invaded regions: on Mauritius and Reunion islands, and in Constantia, a peri-urban area of Cape Town, South Africa. The native range of this toad ...
The global pet trade in amphibians: species traits, taxonomic bias, and future directions
The burgeoning global pet trade in vertebrates, including amphibians, has conservation implications for overexploitation of native populations, spread of diseases, and invasions. The majority of amphibian invasions are due ...