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Mexican crocodile

Morelet's crocodile


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.


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.


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

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Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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

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