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2 Invasive Frog and Snake Species Cost World Economy $16 Billion: Report

29/07/2022 12:51 PM | Click to read full article

Two invasive species, the American bullfrog and the brown tree snake cost the world an estimated $16 billion between 1986 and 2020 by causing problems ranging from crop damage to power outages, according to a study published on Thursday.

The brown-and-green frog known as lithobates catesbeianus which can weigh over 2 pounds (0.9 kilos), had the greatest impact in Europe.