Florida's Exotic Wildlife
The purpose of this site is to maintain information about exotic wildlife (birds, terrestrial mammals, amphibians, and reptiles) in Florida. An exotic species is one that was introduced by human activity and is free-ranging in an area to which it was not native in pre-Columbian times. These data were compiled by Commission biologists from both published sources and unpublished sources. Bill Pranty of Audubon of Florida provided additional records on exotic birds. See definitions of terms used in the detailed reports
The estimated trend for statewide populations of the 273 reported exotic species in Florida were categorized as follows
Estimated trend in populations
You may get a list of exotic species by clicking on the class of animal below
or get a list of exotics by Florida county:
Nonindigenous Fishes of Florida and Checklist of Florida's freshwater fish including status
Nonindigenous Species Introduced into South Florida
Nonindigenous species in the Gulf of Mexico
Invasivespecies.gov, gateway to Federal efforts concerning invasive species
University of Georgia Invasive information about exotic insects, weeds, diseases.
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
Help map Monk Parakeets in Florida
Developed by the Technology Services Section of the Division of Wildlife. Contact us if you have additions, corrections, or questions. White-winged parakeet photo courtesy of Larry Manfredi Bird Tours.