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  • Spanish
    • Caimán del Mississippi
  • English
    • American Alligator
  • Scientific Names
    • Alligator mississippiensis
    • Alligator lucius
    • Crocodilus cuvieri
    • Crocodilus lucius
    • Crocodilus mississipiensis
  • German
    • Mississippi-Alligator

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Recent observations

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What

American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

ctracey

Date

April 11, 2014 11:43 AM EDT

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daltosax

Date

April 4, 2014

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What

American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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daltosax

Date

April 4, 2014

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ctracey

Date

April 11, 2014 02:42 PM EDT

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ctracey

Date

April 11, 2014 02:45 PM EDT

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What

American alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

mollyo

Date

April 4, 2014

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What

American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

botanygirl

Date

April 6, 2014 06:48 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

mrfish33

Date

December 28, 2004

Description

Large 2+ meter alligator near the mouth of the Wacassassa River.

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What

American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

jmuller51

Date

February 19, 2014 01:57 PM CST

Description

Mad Island Marsh Preserve

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What

american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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loarie

Date

April 12, 2014 07:41 AM PDT

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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loarie

Date

April 11, 2014 09:41 AM PDT

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What

american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

loarie

Date

April 6, 2014 09:42 AM PDT
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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 and larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator. Adult male American alligators measure 3.4 m (11 ft) to 4.6 m (15 ft) in length, and can weigh 453 kg (999 lb). Females are smaller, measuring around 3 m (9.8 ft)....

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Conservation Summary

    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 ).