|Consume eggs of ground nesters including the gopher tortoise, alligators, and could threatened American crocodiles
|Can bite viciously, call FWC.
|Cuba and the Bahamas
|Aggressive competitor with native lizards
|Collect during cold winter days when they are sluggish, rub 20% benzocaine cream on their back, once numb place in zip lock and freeze.
|Preys on birds, mammals, and reptiles – some which are protected
|Dangerous to collect alone, call FWC
|Cuba, Bahamas, Cayman Islands
|Consume native species and out compete native treefrogs, clog plumbing, short-circuit electric systems
|Use PVC pipe to trap, rub 20% benzocaine cream on their back, place in zip lock and, when numb, freeze.
|Brought by the Spanish in 1500s
|Compete with native species for food, ground nest raiders, consume young livestock, destroy gardens and wild vegetation
|Hunting and trapping are allowed. Check with FWC for rules and regs for different properties.
|Displace native shellfish such as oysters, clock water intakes
|Visual inspection of your vessel’s hull, drain bilge before moving vessel to new body of water, can be harvested for consumption in waters where shellfish harvest is allowed, and the harvester has proper license.
|Consumes at least 70 species of small reef fishes including vermillion snapper
|Spearfishing most effective at the moment.
|Consume eggs of ground nesting native species – including many protected species, also known to take pets
|Aggressive vegetative eaters and can do damage to a marsh, burrow into dikes and levels making them less stable
|Barriers to keep them out, vegetation management to make habitat unattractive, trapping.
|Unknown at this time. Could reduce native damselfish populations.
|No known method of management at this time. If found, contact USGS at https://nas.er.usgs.gov/SightingReport.aspx.
|Shown in lab to consume native shrimp, impact in wild is uncertain
|No known method of management at this time.
|Displaces native fish. In one FL spring it was 90% of the fish biomass. Seems to be a reservoir for fungal diseases that can spread.
|None known at this time.
|Both displacement and predation of native species.
|Rod and reel fishing.
|Preys on mosquitofish, other live bearers, and native killifish. Could compete with juvenile snook for shrimp.
|No known method