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Crocodylus acutus (American crocodile)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is a species of crocodilian found in the Neotropics. It is the most widespread of the four extant species of crocodiles from the Americas. Populations occur from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Mexico to South America as far as Peru and Venezuela. It also lives on many of the Caribbean islands such as Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Grand Cayman.
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Attributes

Clutch Size [3]  38
Clutches / Year [2]  1
Egg Length [2]  2.953 inches (75 mm)
Egg Width [2]  1.968 inches (50 mm)
Incubation [3]  90 days
Maximum Longevity [4]  33 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Coastal, Brackish Water
Adult Weight [2]  169.095 lbs (76.70 kg)
Female Weight [2]  169.095 lbs (76.70 kg)
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [2]  10 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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. No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Patfa Valley dry forests; USA (S Florida), Mexico Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Margarita, Martinique, Trinidad, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela Terra ty;

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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
2Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
3Kushlan, JA & Mazotti, F (1989). Population biology of the American crocodile. J. Herpetol. 23(1): 7-21
4de 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
5FEEDING HABITS OF THE AMERICAN CROCODILE, CROCODYLUS ACUTUS (CUVIER, 1807) (REPTILIA: CROCODYLIDAE) IN THE SOUTHERN COAST OF QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO, Alejandro VILLEGAS1 y Juan Jacobo SCHMITTER-SOTO, Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 24(3): 117-124 (2008)
6Gibson, 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
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