Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003
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Dr Freeland Written Submissions Cane Toad Inquiry Report Volume 2 168 derived from the literature and Queensland museum records. Frog eating species are denoted with an *, with each species noted as whether it is present in the Northern Territory (NT Species) or has a similar species in the Northern Territory (NT Genus). Records for toad infested island were taken following cane toad invasion. Of the total 42 coastal snake species only 17 (40%) were classed as frog eating species. 21 species (50%) were found on islands and 11 (73%) of these were frog eating species. The 6 frog eating species found on islands free from cane toads were also found on islands infested with toads. Six frog-eating species were not found on any island. Three of these latter species belong to genera present in the Territory and 3 to genera not found in the Territory. Species Number of islands without cane toads Number of islands with cane toads BOIDAE Liasis maculosus*(NT Genus) 3 6 Morelia amenthistina 0 1 M. spilota (NT Species) 1 6 Colubridae Boiga irrgularis (NT Species) 0 5 Dendrelaphis calligaster 0 1 D. puncutulatus* 5 9 Stegnotus cucullatus* (NT Species) 0 1 Tropidonophus mairii* (NT Species) 0 3 Elapidae Acanthopis antarcticus* (NT Species) 1 6 Cacophis harriettae 0 4 Demansia psammophis (NT Genus) 0 3 D. torquata (NT Genus) 3 4 Hemiaspis signata* 0 2 Hoplocephalus stephensi* 0 1 Notechis scutellatus (NT Species) 0 1 Oxyuranus scutellatus (NT Species) 0 1 Pseudechis australis* (NT Species) 0 1 P. phorphyriacus* 0 4 Pseudonaja textilis (NT Species) 1 2 Rhiniplocephalus nigrescens (NT Genus) 0 2 Vermicella annulata (NT Species) 0 1