Specimen Information

Alligator mississippiensis
Alligator mississippiensis
(American alligator)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1547059
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusAlligator
Speciesmississippiensis
Common NameAmerican alligator
StatePA
CountyAllegheny
LocalityMonongahela River at Southside Riverfront Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Monongahela
HUC8 Number05020005
HUC10 NameLower Monongahela River
HUC10 Number0502000508
HUC12 NameStreets Run-Monongahela River
HUC12 Number050200050808
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month5
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33287
Author:Gigler, D.
Date:2019
Title:Wandering alligator captured in South Side park 
Publisher:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Reference 2
Ref. Number:33289
Author:Shumway, J.
Date:2019
Title:Where will they go? The fate of Pittsburgh’s recently discovered alligators
Publisher:KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh
CommentsEscaped or released pet. Caught on bank of Monongahela River.
Record TypeLiterature
DisposalCroc Encounters in Florida
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size3 foot TL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/20/2020].

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