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Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

Description:

I saw this Alligator in the Flordia everglades

Habitat:

Swamps and rivers live all around southern united states

Notes:

This was an excellent oppertunity for me

1 Species ID Suggestions

MikeVanValen
MikeVanValen 10 years ago
Chinese Alligator
Alligator sinensis


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1 Comment

MikeVanValen
MikeVanValen 10 years ago

The problem here is that this is a Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis). The telling feature are the osteoderms that are covering the sides and belly, which you can clearly see in the photo. The American Alligator doesn't have this feature.

So, what's the story here?

conorcoyote
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conorcoyote

Everglades City, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2011
Submitted on Apr 30, 2011

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