Cuban crocodile

The Cuban crocodile is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

aids the Cuban Crocodile in both jumping and swimming. (Britton 1995; Alderton 1991; CITES 2000). Some key physical features: ectothermic ; bilateral symmetry . More

Well, he said the Cuban crocodile (which is not technically a "Caiman") stomps unmercifully on any American crocodiles in his domain! Chomps 'em up! This is the sucker found in the Zapata swamp, around the More

The Cuban Crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) is a modest sized species (2.4 meters average length) of crocodile found only in Cuba's Zapata Swamp and the Isla de Juventud, and highly endangered, though it formerly ranged throughout the Caribbean. More

No where have I ever seen it stated that the Cuban Crocodile is considered a subspecies of the American Crocodile. In fact, the 2 species live together in Cuba as stated by the very link on this article. I would like some sources for that claim. More

Physical Description: Adult Cuban crocodiles vary in color from yellowish or yellow-green with dense dark green or black blotches. Their backs and necks are mostly black or blackish, and their legs and sides are spotted. White eyelid edges give these reptiles a spectacled look. More

of the Cuban crocodile is pale with no distinctive markings. The tail is marked with black blotches and/or bands. Cuban crocodiles have a total of 66 to 68 large teeth, especially adapted for crushing turtle shells. More

The Cuban crocodile is a rare species and closely resembles its cousin, the American crocodile. However, the Cuban crocodile is slightly smaller, reaching lengths of 16 ft (4.9 m), although 11.5 ft (3.5 m) specimens are much more common. More

Images Cuban crocodile in water The Cuban crocodile is one of the most threatened New World crocodilians (a group that includes alligators, caimans and the gharial). More

The Cuban crocodile is highly vulnerable due to the restricted nature of its distribution (5). Habitat destruction continues to encroach on the marshes where this species is found and competition with introduced and hybrid species poses further threats to survival (5). More

that aid the Cuban crocodile on land, enabling them to move with agility and power. Cuban crocodiles are strong swimmers and are also adept at walking and leaping. This makes them equally at home in water or on land. More

The Cuban crocodile is one of the more incredible species of the famed crocodylus family. Not only are they among the rarest crocodiles on earth, the Cuban crocodile is also among the fastest. The Cuban crocodile is considered endangered, and is protected in the wild. More

Adult female Cuban crocodile in sun Click Adult Cuban crocodile Click Head of adult crocodile Click Cuban crocodile adult DIET: Mainly fish and More

Cuban Crocodile in Guama, Cuba Places by stego - Cuba 1993 & 1997 - Zapata Swamp - Wkp.buffer-places - Ciénaga (swamp) de Zapata - Wkp. More

The Cuban Crocodile is a medium-sized crocodile found in freshwater marsh and inundated shrublands where it preys to a large degree on small mammals, particularly the native hutias (Capromys spp.) and freshwater turtles (Trachemys decussata). More

The Cuban crocodile can live as long as 100 years! This crocodile was formerly found in Cuba, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas, now it is only found in two freshwater swamps in Cuba. More

Cuban crocodile gets new home at Gator Country = Comments 0 | Recommend 0 April 07, 2009 3:09 PM Scott Lawrence An attraction off Interstate 10 in Jefferson County boasts dozens of alligators and crocodiles but nothing More

The Cuban crocodile is a very distinctive crocodile with heavy armor, squamosals (bony protrusions behind the eyes) elevated on its skull, distinctive speckled patterns with yellow and black scales and the ability to jump five feet in the air. More

Want to know what it is like to work with Cuban crocodiles in their native land? Watch and listen as Louisville Zoo’s Curator of Ectotherms Bill McMahan talks about one of his many trips to Cuba. More

There are 3 Cuban Crocodile images in this gallery. More

The Cuban Crocodile Crisis Garage / Powerpop / Thrash Too old to pimp, and 3 young to die. More

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The Cuban crocodile has the smallest range of any crocodile. It can be found only in Cuba in the Zapata Swamp in the northwest and in the Lanier Swamp on Isla de Juventud. The historical range also included the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. More

Cuban Crocodiles is higher than the wild populations of the Orinoco Croc, threats from loss of habitat coupled with the vulnerable small geographical range (i.e. one major hurricane could potentially be devastating) place this croc at great risk. More

3,000 genetically pure Cuban crocodiles exist in the wild. The key to its survival may well lie in breeding the species in captivity, which zoos are trying to do. Cuban crocodiles are exceptionally bold, quick, and athletic jumpers that move well on land. More

Cuban Crocodiles have a body length up to 3.5 m (11.5 ft) and males are larger than females. They have black and yellow speckled colouration on their back with a pale coloured underside. Their tail is marked with black blotches and/or black banding. More

Cuban Crocodile Is Retiring In Miami - ADVERTISEMENT The Tampa Tribune Published: September 28, 2008 MIAMI - A Cuban crocodile who spent the past four decades at More

Common names

Cocodrilo de cuba in Spanish - español
Crocodile de cuba in French - français
Crocodilo-cubano in Portuguese - Português
Cuban crocodile in English - English
Krokodil Kuba in Breton - brezhoneg
Krokodyl kubański in Polish - polski
Küba timsahı in Turkish - Türkçe
Kubakrokodil in German - Deutsch
Kubakrokodil in Swedish - Svenska
Kuubankrokotiili in Finnish - suomen kieli
Rautenkrokodil in German - Deutsch
Rombuszkrokodil in Hungarian - Magyar
Ruitkrokodil in Dutch - Nederlands
Rutekrokodille in Norwegian - Norsk
Крокодил кубинский in Russian - русский язык
Кубански крокодил in Macedonian - македонски јазик
Кубински крокодил in Bulgarian - български език
Кубинский крокодил in Russian - русский язык
תנין קובני in Hebrew - ‫עברית
キューバワニ in Japanese - 日本語

Picture of Crocodylus rhombifer has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Animal Diversity Web
Author: Tanya Dewey, Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
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Order : Crocodylia
Family : Crocodylidae
Genus : Crocodylus
Species : Crocodylus rhombifer
Authority : Cuvier, 1807