Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1547616
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusAlligator
Speciesmississippiensis
Common NameAmerican alligator
StateKY
CountyBallard
LocalityFallen Timber Farms hunting ground
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Memphis
HUC8 Number08010100
Map
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Collection Month12
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity pet | hitch hiker fishing, boating | dispersed
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33316
Author:Ben Hooper
Date:2018
Title:Alligator makes surprise appearance in Kentucky swamp
Publisher:UPI
CommentsFish and Wildlife officials speculated it could be an escaped pet or a stowaway on a barge. Dispersal up the Mississippi River is also a possibility.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/10/2021].

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