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10. Coqui

Scientific name: Eleutherodactylus coqui

Classification: Phylum: Chordata. Class: Amphibia.

Origin: Introduced

Status: Incrasing populations

Distribution: Maui, Big Island; rare on O`ahu

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This frog was introduced in the early 1990s from the Caribbean. It originally appeared on West Maui where its piercing call keeps people from a good night’s rest. Though small and cute, these frogs are no good to our environment; they have the ability to eat our native insects and possibly reduce their populations or cause some to go extinct. [ full story ]

   Photo by Allen Allison