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Crocodylus rhombifer (Cuban crocodile)

Synonyms: Crocodilus gravesii; Crocodilus planirostris; Crocodilus rhombifer

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) is a small but aggressive species of crocodile found only in Cuba.
View Wikipedia Record: Crocodylus rhombifer

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Crocodylus rhombifer

Attributes

Litter Size [2]  35
Maximum Longevity [3]  38 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Cuban wetlands Cuba Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Ciénaga de Zapata Cuba

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. Yes

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Proctocaecum americanum <Unverified Name>[4]
Proctocaecum caballeroi <Unverified Name>[4]
Pseudoneodiplostomum groschafti <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Colchester Zoo
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Ellen Trout Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Kaliningrad Zoo
Louisville Zoological Garden
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Nogeyama Zoological Gardens Yokohama
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Randers Regnskov
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Silver Springs Park
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Tbilisi Zoo
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Wingham Wildlife Park
Zoo and Aqua-Terrarium Ltd. Pécs
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna

Range Map

Cuba (Zapata Swamp in the northwest, and possibly Lanier Swamp on Isla de Juventud) Terra typica: Unknown; attributed to Cuba by Duméril and Bibron (1836: 101).;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Ramos, R, de Buffrenil, V & Ross, JP (1994). Current status of the Cuban crocodile, Crocodylus rhombifer, in the wild. In: Crocodiles. Proceedings of the 12th Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. pp. 113-140 3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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