• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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  • Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable

    Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.

Amphibians

The following amphibians have been documented in Biscayne National Park. They have been sorted alphabetically by common name. The list is not exhaustive, and documented sightings of species not on this list are welcome. Submit your sightings to the webmaster.

Cane Toad, Bufo marinus

Cuban Tree Frog, Osteopilus septentrionalis

Eastern Narrowmouth Toad, Gastrophryne caarolinensis

Florida cricket frog, Acris gryllus dorsalis

Green Tree Frog, Hyla cinerea

Greenhouse Frog, Eleutherodactylus planirostris

Southern Toad, Bufo terrestris

Squirrel Tree Frog, Hyla squirella

Did You Know?

Pioneer home on Elliott Key

Elliott Key and other islands in Biscayne National Park were settled under the Homestead Act of 1862. This law gave free land to settlers willing to live on and farm a piece of land for five years. The main crops planted here were pineapples and key limes.