Alligator mississippiensis (Daudin, 1801)

American Alligator


About this object

Large alligator with broad, flat head with rounded snout. The head, back and tail have a series of longitudinal rows of keeled, bony plates which form a strong armour. The limbs are short and sturdy, the feet are webbed and have sharp claws. Generally grey or black in colour. Total length 2-4.6 m.

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    Alligator mississippiensis (Daudin, 1801)
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  • Common name
    American Alligator
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Object view = Natural Science
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