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> ... we in Florida have several invasive
> plant species (eg- australian "pine" and melaleuca) which they can
> come and take back any time they'd like ;-) They also share a problem
> that we have with "marine toads" or "cane toads".
Several years ago, everyone was worrying about the walking catfish
invasion here (I'm in Florida, too), but I don't hear much about them
any more. Whatever happened with them?
I AM concerned about a possible piranha transplantation.
> An example I had in the back of my mind for invasive species possibly
> displacing native species was the two anole species in my area
> (*Anolis carolinensis* and *Anolis sagrei*). The former resident is
> green yet able to change its colors somewhat so people have tended to
> refer to it with the misnomer "chameleon". The latter is the invasive
> brown anole. I have not seen very many green anoles compared to brown
> anoles lately. I could walk out into my front yard right now and see
> lots of brown anoles scampering about.
> Using a google search with keywords "Anolis sagrei", "Anolis
> carolinensis" and "invasive" I came up with only a couple pages but it
> does appear someone named Arthur Echternacht is studying the two
> species in a direction possibly pertinent here.
> There were a couple pdf files which are also relevant. Try
> If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader then google furnishes text
> There is an invasive Cuban treefrog that I have noticed more of lately
> in these parts. I do not know to what degree their niche overlaps with
> that of our native treefrogs, but supposedly the Cuban treefrog can
> *eat* the native treefrogs and just about anything else it encounters.
> How do we fit memes in here...well...possibly how trends of
> introducing non-native species into a region can impact that region.
> If I'm not mistaken Brazilian pepper trees are a shining example and
> we in Florida are now paying the price. The meme shift has recently
> been towards eradicating these nuisance plants when possible.
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