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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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ctnash

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January 9, 2003 12:00 PM AEST

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Several seen.

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lisalundgren9

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November 15, 2014

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Chilly alligator hanging out by some trash right off 441

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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ashleytubbs

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May 15, 2013 07:31 PM CDT

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ashleytubbs

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April 23, 2012 10:55 AM CDT

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rkostecke

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October 27, 2014 03:14 PM CDT

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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royaltyler

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November 12, 2014 03:46 PM EST

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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gyrrlfalcon

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November 8, 2014

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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melindawpajak

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April 26, 2014 11:23 AM HST

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swanson

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November 9, 2014 02:06 PM CST

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andrewpayne

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November 8, 2014 12:17 PM CST

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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happynaturalist

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October 30, 2014 02:34 PM CDT

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Reportedly about 5 feet long (max). This was its release/rescue date from another property. Suspected to be a young male because it seemed to be recently displaced from a bigger pond where a large male resides.

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American alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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royaltyler

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November 7, 2014 10:23 AM CST

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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 ).