Specimen Information

Crocodylus acutus
Crocodylus acutus
(American crocodile)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1420738
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusCrocodylus
Speciesacutus
Common NameAmerican crocodile
StateSC
CountyCharleston
LocalityIsle of Palms pier
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBulls Bay
HUC8 Number03050209
HUC10 NameBulls Bay
HUC10 Number0305020902
HUC12 NameBreach Inlet
HUC12 Number030502090204
Map
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Collection Day5
Collection Month6
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:30735
Author:Peterson, B.
Date:2008
Title:Crocodile cruises IOP beach
Publisher:The Post and Courier
Issue:June 6
CommentsSame animal was in a Mount Pleasant pond in previous weeks. "It likely escaped or was released by someone who illegally brought it from its far southern Florida habitat". Although it could have swum here on its own.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineBrackish
Number Collected1
Size6'


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