COCODRILO (AMERICAN CROCODILE)
It is distinguished by its large size, generally between 3 and 4 m, reaching up to 6.1 m.
It has a remarkably elongated snout with teeth.
Its back is grayish, it has fringes and dark spots, the belly has no markings.
It has a muscular and thick tail.
It is a large species that in adulthood can reach between three and four meters in length.
These predators are of great ecological importance, since they are at the top of the food chain.
The crocodile is mainly found in coastal habitats, both in water sweet and salty, but its ability to adapt has allowed it to extend to large rivers, swamps, lakes, lower parts of large rivers and other types of wetlands.
It feeds on birds and all kinds of vertebrates, including mammals of large size that hunts by surprise when they come to drink water.
- FAMILY: Crocodylidae
- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Crocodylus acutus
- STATE OF CONSERVATION: In danger
- IT’S FOUND: from southern Florida and the coasts of Mexico to the southern Peru and Venezuela.
- LENGTH: 3m to 6m
- WEIGHT: 400 to 500kg Male/ 170kg Female