Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1617621
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusAlligator
Speciesmississippiensis
Common NameAmerican alligator
StateMI
CountyMonroe
LocalityBiology Pond at Temperance Junior High School.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameOttawa-Stony
HUC8 Number04100001
HUC10 NameOtter Creek-Frontal Lake Erie
HUC10 Number0410000102
HUC12 NameLittle Lake Creek-Frontal Lake Erie
HUC12 Number041000010205
Map
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Collection Day20
Collection Month9
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33700
Author:Fox 17 news
Date:2019
Title:Alligator pulled out of pond behind Michigan school
Publisher:Fox 17 News
Reference 2
Ref. Number:33701
Author:Hooper, B.
Date:2019
Title:Caiman spotted swimming in Michigan school's pond
Publisher:United Press International
CommentsInitially reported as a caiman, when captured it was identified as an American Alligator. It was taken to the Indian Creek Zoo in Lambertville, MI.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size3 feet TL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/13/2019].

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