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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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johnkarges

Date

January 16, 2013

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Mid-sized adult basking on floating vegetation mat.
N26.13826 W-97.1753638

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ameec

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May 9, 2014 09:48 AM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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royaltyler

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August 16, 2014 10:10 PM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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johnkarges

Date

October 28, 2013 01:52 PM CDT

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Adult female with several young (~15-18") at pool & culvert of flooded field, 6-8 young seen being guarded. Mid-day.
N28.656822 W-96.095886

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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damien

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August 5, 2014

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damien

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August 5, 2014

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damien

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August 5, 2014

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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damien

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August 5, 2014

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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waltersclan

Date

August 2, 2014 09:46 AM CDT

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On the northern pond on the Bittern Marsh Trail. I'm guessing he was about 5 feet long. I did not know there were alligators in that pond!

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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beachbumagg

Date

July 13, 2014 07:38 AM CDT

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Seen at Shoveler Pond in Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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phlank

Date

July 26, 2014 10:33 AM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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corbanhemphill

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July 24, 2014

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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 ).