The Carolina green anole lives in Florida. The larger, more aggressive brown anole is an invasive species that competes for food, habitat, and eggs with the green anole.

 Brown Anole

South American tegus resemble monitor lizards. Because of their intelligence, they're popular as pets. They threaten native species by eating their eggs and young.


Wild boar have been spread across most of the Southeastern US and have mated with domestic pigs, generating an impossible-to-eradicate breed.

Wild Boar

This armoured catfish feeds on algae and aquatic plants in northern South American rivers, lakes, and marshes. Algae-free freshwater aquariums utilise it.

Suckermouth Catfish

Yellow-brown cichlid with black stripes and an eyespot on the tail. It's a common eating fish in southern Mexico and Central America, where it's also farmed.

Mayan Cichlid

A popular exotic pet, it's one of the world's largest snakes. Florida has no natural predators for them. Exotic snakes like Burmese pythons harm Everglades wildlife.

Burmese Python

Freshwater snails that grow to 6 inches are popular in aquariums. The Everglades are home to the native Florida appesnail and also many invasive apple snail species.

Apple Snail

Small, vivid green South American parrots make enormous stick nests with several entrances. Southern Florida, especially the Everglades, has a breeding population.

Monk Parakeets

Cuban tree frogs, at 5.5 inches, are North America's largest. They're speckled and grey, brown, or green. They can change hue to blend in better.

Cuban Tree Frogs

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