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  • English
    • American Alligator
  • Scientific Names
    • Alligator mississippiensis
    • Alligator lucius
    • Crocodilus cuvieri
    • Crocodilus lucius
    • Crocodilus mississipiensis
  • German
    • Mississippi-Alligator
  • Spanish
    • Caimán del Mississippi

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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mjcasarez

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July 18, 2014 11:36 AM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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July 18, 2014 03:30 PM EDT

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A small individual in a shallow impoundment in the floodplain of the Wateree River.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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txherpbird

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July 6, 2014

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DOR - 4.8 miles N. of Copano Bay, St. Rt 35

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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kucycads

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July 6, 2014

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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July 5, 2014 09:23 AM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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July 2, 2014

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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July 1, 2014

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croelke

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July 1, 2014 01:31 PM CDT

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bheitzman

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June 30, 2014 09:13 AM EDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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June 15, 2014 08:06 PM CDT

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bheitzman

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June 29, 2014 09:41 AM EDT

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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bheitzman

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June 28, 2014 07:16 AM EDT

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Description from Wikipedia

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States. It is one of two living species in the genus Alligator within the family Alligatoridae; it is larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator. Adult male American alligators measure 3.4 to 4.6 m (11 to 15 ft) in length, and can weigh 453 kg (999 lb). Females are smaller, measuring around...

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Conservation Summary

  • United States
    Threatened due to similarity of appearance (T (S/A)) (T (S/A)) (Source: USFWS)
    Threatened due to similarity of appearance
    • North Carolina, US
      threatened (T) (Source: North Carolina Natural Heritage Program)
      Threatened: any native or once-native species of wild animal which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range, or one that is designated as a threatened species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
Source: NatureServe. 2012. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available http://www.natureserve.org/explorer. (Accessed: October 22, 2012 ).