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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
  • Portuguese
    • Aligátor-americano

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P1590926

What

american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

muir

Date

January 25, 2015 02:08 PM EST

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Description

Temp was in mid-50s. We came to this site specifically to see alligators, and glad we did -- this was the only individual we saw on this SC trip.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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captainconfley

Date

November 30, 2014 03:24 PM CST

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Description

Found at a small pond on the path leading to Alligator Pond @ Laguna Atascosa.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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mrfish33

Date

November 26, 2004

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American alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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lscknwrbiota

Date

April 5, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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annikaml

Date

January 6, 2015 12:21 PM CST

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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alexc88

Date

December 5, 2014 11:21 AM PST

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Description

Everglades Holiday Park

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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damontighe

Date

January 5, 2015 04:17 PM EST

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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damontighe

Date

January 5, 2015 03:35 PM EST

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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pieceofmind

Date

December 25, 2013

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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musicwolf

Date

January 2, 2015

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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johnkarges

Date

December 15, 2014

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Description

Individual basking on vegetation covered mudbank, balmy December day. Est. at 2m total length
N28.67877 W-96.10757

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

musicwolf

Date

January 1, 2015

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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 ).