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  • Portuguese
    • Aligátor-americano
  • 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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matthewherron

Date

September 28, 2014 03:44 PM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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rlasiter

Date

October 16, 2014 03:25 PM CDT

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Approximately 7-8' in length.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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rlasiter

Date

October 16, 2014 03:19 PM CDT

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Approximately 2' length.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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rlasiter

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October 16, 2014 02:56 PM CDT

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Approximately 11' in length.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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annikaml

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March 22, 2013 02:41 PM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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cantxsailor

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October 8, 2014 01:04 PM CDT

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Saw several from 12" to about 7'. None seemed at all concerned by the many people walking past.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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kueda

Date

September 26, 2014 05:19 PM EDT

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My first gators!

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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ecologyelise

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September 26, 2014

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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thewayfarer21

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June 2, 2014

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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ecologyelise

Date

September 21, 2014

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Description

Three observed during visit. Each was solitary. 2 in the water & 1 on a log.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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thewayfarer21

Date

March 3, 2012

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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thewayfarer21

Date

April 3, 2012

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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 ).