Models for assessing the risk that exotic vertebrates could establish in Australia have been developed for mammals, birds (Bomford 2003; Bomford 2006, 2008), reptiles and amphibians (Bomford 2006, 2008; Bomford et al. 2005). These Risk Assessment models have been further explored by DAFWA to confirm that they reasonably predict public safety, establishment and pest risks across a full range of exotic species and risk levels.
This document describes the risk assessment for the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), which has been assigned a VPC-endorsed Establishment Risk Rank of EXTREME.
Reptiles and amphibians were assessed for their risk of establishing wild populations in Australia. The Australian Reptile and Amphibian Model and two versions (3-factor, 7-factor) of the Australian Bird and Mammal Model were used.
|Author||Amanda Page, Win Kirkpatrick and Marion Massam|
|Publisher||Government of Western Australia|
|Institution||Department of Agriculture and Food, WA|
|Department||Department of Agriculture and Food, WA|
|Region||Australia - national|
|Documents||Risk Assessments for exotic reptiles and amphibians introduced to Australia – African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)|