Classification
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  • French
    • Alligator d'Amérique
  • 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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kucycads

Date

August 22, 2016 05:44 PM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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kucycads

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August 22, 2016 05:12 PM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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michaelwest

Date

August 27, 2016 11:48 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Leonabelle Turnbull observation platform.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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durieudm

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August 26, 2016

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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marykeim

Date

March 18, 2015 09:29 AM EDT

Description

Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, March 2015.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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marykeim

Date

April 15, 2015 08:59 AM EDT

Description

Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, April 2015.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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marykeim

Date

April 18, 2015 10:12 AM EDT

Description

Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Orange County, FL, April 2015.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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marykeim

Date

April 18, 2015 10:13 AM EDT

Description

Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Orange County, FL, April 2015.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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gldearman

Date

February 15, 2016 01:44 PM EST

Description

Swimming in Lake Miccosukee. Observed from US 90 fishing pier.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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asherah29

Date

August 21, 2016

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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marykeim

Date

May 4, 2015 02:32 PM EDT

Description

Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, May 2015.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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jelc

Date

April 11, 2016 11:49 AM EDT
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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 ).
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