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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

Description:

Large gator hanging out in the canals in the Big Cypress National Preserve area

Habitat:

Big Cypress swamps

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Hello. Since you know the identity of your organism (from your use of its common name), please go ahead and fill in the scientific name field. In this case for the "American alligator" it is * Alligator mississippiensis *. This correctly labels your spotting within the Project Noah image database and completes the basic record. This ensures that groups and individuals can easily find your spotting and use the data. Conversely, it also takes the spotting off the "unidentified" list. If you are interested in learning how species are named and why this is important, see Project Noah's blog entry http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2870249... Thanks!

rgonz081
Spotted by
rgonz081

Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 22, 2014
Submitted on Feb 25, 2014

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