• 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.

  • Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice

    Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »

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?

Semaphore pricklypear cactus

In 2001, scientists taking a plant inventory in Biscayne National Park discovered a population of semaphore pricklypear cactus, one of the world's rarest plants. Previously known as only 9 plants in the lower Florida Keys, the new population numbered 570 plants...over 60 times the previous count.