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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
  • Portuguese
    • Aligátor-americano

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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June 27, 2015 06:50 PM CDT

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in Jones Lake

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July 11, 2009

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January 10, 2014 09:47 AM PST

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January 11, 2014 12:15 PM PST

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December 31, 2012 07:29 AM PST

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January 2, 2013 06:12 AM PST

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dpom

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December 29, 2012 10:42 AM PST

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January 3, 2013 02:08 PM PST

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dpom

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January 3, 2013 08:15 AM PST

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June 24, 2015 12:50 PM CDT

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derachi

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June 24, 2015 06:01 PM EDT

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Alligator tracks right from the visitor parking across the road to the informational kiosk at the Santee Coastal Reserve

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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merekitty

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March 10, 2015

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These are three different gators, photographed from the refuge road.

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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 ).