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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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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andrewdavies9000

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January 20, 2017 03:13 AM HST

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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yankechgary

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March 18, 2010

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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allen_boynton

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January 20, 2017

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This is a demo observation - not actual. The photo is of an alligator from another location. This observation will be deleted by the observer following demonstration of this project.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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mako252

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January 19, 2017 05:42 PM CST

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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allen_boynton

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January 20, 2017

Description

This is a demo observation - not actual. The photo is of an alligator from another location. This observation will be deleted by the observer following demonstration of this project.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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alicia17

Date

June 1, 2016

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This is a demonstration, NOT an actual observation. This record will be deleted by the creator.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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rockjetty

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January 7, 2017 11:34 AM EST

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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ehjalmarson

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March 19, 2015 12:38 PM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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bennypoo

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July 18, 2016 09:17 AM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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cae1

Date

January 17, 2017 10:43 AM PST

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Swimming in canal. About 4 feet long.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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michiko

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January 13, 2017 10:34 AM EST

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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lorax32

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January 15, 2017 12:14 PM EST
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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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