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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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Recent observations

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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greglasley

Date

March 27, 2015

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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codyhough

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May 15, 2012

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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derekbromantpwd

Date

March 23, 2015 02:40 PM CDT

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Description

Red-eared slider creeped up log while viewing.
Approximately 5 ft.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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rlasiter

Date

March 11, 2015 01:30 PM CDT

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Description

Alligator was approx 2.5-3' in length. Was out sunning near entrance to den.

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American alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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tnewman

Date

March 23, 2015

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Description

3 seen @ City Lake.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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marlo

Date

March 19, 2006

Description

American alligator

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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sckraum

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March 16, 2015 04:45 PM EDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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milopyne

Date

March 17, 2015 08:51 PM EDT

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Description

"Rhexia pond" at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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nicetim

Date

March 15, 2015

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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nicetim

Date

March 13, 2015

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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vilseskog

Date

March 15, 2015 09:55 AM CDT

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P1480722

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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taogirl

Date

March 12, 2015

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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 ).