American crocodile

The American crocodile is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The American crocodile is considered an endangered species in nearly all parts of its North, Central, and South American range. More

Reclassification of the American Crocodile Distinct Population Segment in Florida From Endangered to Threatened; Final rule. More

The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is a species of crocodilian found primarily in Central America. It is the most widespread of the four extant species of crocodiles from the Americas. More

Male American crocodiles attain greater lengths than females and possess an overall more massive musculature. Females are stouter in appearance, with a proportionally shorter tail and a less enlongate snout. More

ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary is studying the behaviors of American Crocodiles, Crocodylus acutus, up close and personal in southern Belize. This nine foot, wild, female croc has been observed feeding on tiny fiddler crabs in ACES's private canal. More

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American crocodile endures only on the southernmost tip of Florida, in and around the brackish waters of Florida Bay in the Everglades National Park. It's estimated that about 500 individuals survive there. More

DESCRIPTION: The American crocodile is one of two species of crocodilians endemic to the United States. The American crocodile is a large mottled, brownish-gray reptile. The back is covered with several rows of large, keeled scales. More

American Crocodile (American Saltwater Crocodile, South American Alligator) = Image (c) Adam Britton, crocodilian. More

The American crocodile has a somewhat narrow snout and slender build. Adults average 10–11 ft (3–3.5 m) in length, but males can grow to 20 ft (6 m). Females average 8–10 ft (2.5–3 m). More

There are only about 500-600 American Crocodiles remaining in Florida, placing them on the endangered species list. South Florida is the Northern limit for the crocodile as it is less adapted for cold than the alligator. More

The American crocodile is a tropical species which reaches its northern limit or its distribution in southern Florida. The American crocodile primarily inhabits coastal swamps and rivers. More

American crocodiles live in both freshwater and brackish habitats along the coast, including estuaries, lagoons, and mangrove swamps. More

The American crocodile can be seen throughout the lowlands of Costa Rica, gliding along rivers or sunning on muddy banks. It has a long, strong tail, a scaly suit of armor and a very powerful set of jaws. More

tooth on the bottom jaw of the American crocodile is visible when its mouth is closed. South Florida is the only place in which the crocodile and the alligator occur together. More

American crocodiles are found in southern Florida, the Caribbean, southern Mexico and along the Central American coast south to Venezuela. More

American Crocodile American crocodiles have long, slender snouts, which distinguish them from their cousin the alligator. Also unlike the alligator, the fourth tooth on the bottom jaw of the American crocodile is visible when its mouth is closed. More

The American Crocodile is a large, very rare, shy reptile. It has a long, tapered, triangular-shaped snout. Crocodiles swim very well, propelling themselves through the water mainly using their tails, but also using their webbed feet. They have no predators except humans. More

of the American crocodile in Florida. J. Herpetol. 23(1): 1-7 * Kushlan, JA & Mazotti, F (1989). Population biology of the American crocodile. J. Herpetol. 23(1): 7-21 * Medem, F (1981). Los Crocodylia de Sur America. More

The American crocodile is one of 13 different species of crocodiles in the world. Crocodiles are brownish-green, have a long, narrow skull, and pointed snout, and a streamlined body. The tail is used like a paddle and is very powerful. More

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Factoid: American crocodiles can be distinguished from American alligators by their longer, more narrow snouts and by their lower teeth, which are visible even when the crocodile's mouth is closed. Status:Endangered. More

American Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus), on the other hand, inhabit coastal areas of south Florida where they are at the northern extreme of their range. More

The American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is one of four species of crocodile found in the New World Tropics (Neotropics). More

The American crocodile exists in parts of South America (such as Peru and Venezuela), all through Central America, and into Florida. The American crocodile is one of the large species with the croc family, with adult males growing to 15 feet or more. More

The American crocodile has a large lizard-like body with four short legs and a long muscular tail. Their hides are rough and scaled. More

The American crocodile is restricted to a small population at the extreme southern tip of Florida. They were once found from Lake Worth to Florida Bay. More

Appearance : The American Crocodile is one of the larger crocodilian species, males are generally capable of growing to 5 or 6 m, with some rare reports of 7 m individuals. More

Common names

American crocodile in English - English
Amerikan timsahı in Turkish - Türkçe
Amerikankrokotiili in Finnish - suomen kieli
Cá sấu Mỹ in Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt
caiman in English - English
caiman de la costa in Spanish - español
Central American alligator in English - English
Cocodril americà in Catalan - Català
cocodrilo in Spanish - español
Cocodrilo americano in Spanish - español
Crocodile américain in French - français
Crocodile d'amérique in French - français
Crocodylus acutus in Italian - Italiano
Krokodil Amerika in Breton - brezhoneg
Krokodyl amerykański in Polish - polski
lagarto in Spanish - español
Spitssnuitkrokodil in Dutch - Nederlands
Spitzkrokodil in German - Deutsch
Американски крокодил in Macedonian - македонски јазик
Американски остромуцунест крокодил in Bulgarian - български език
Крокодил американский in Russian - русский язык
Острорылый крокодил in Russian - русский язык

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Order : Crocodylia
Family : Crocodylidae
Genus : Crocodylus
Species : Crocodylus acutus
Authority : Cuvier, 1807