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Mexican crocodile

Morelet's crocodile

Description:

Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii), also known as the Mexican crocodile, is a modest sized crocodilian found only in fresh waters of the Atlantic regions of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.[1][2] It usually grows to about 3 metres (9.8 ft) in length. It is a Least Concern species.

Habitat:

Morelet's crocodile can be found in freshwater habitats in Central America[3] and along the Gulf of Mexico stretching through Belize, Guatemala, and to Mexico. In their freshwater habitats, they prefer isolated areas that are secluded.

Notes:

Morelet's crocodile in the Carpenteer Lagoon near downtown Tampico city where there is an overpopulation

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice spotting

rosygu61
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rosygu61

Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 24, 2014
Submitted on Nov 26, 2014

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