Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID271798
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusAlligator
Speciesmississippiensis
Common NameAmerican alligator
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalitySouth Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River (Bubbly Creek) near the Racine Avenue pumping station.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameChicago
HUC8 Number07120003
HUC10 NameNorth Branch Chicago River-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC10 Number0712000301
HUC12 NameSouth Branch Chicago River-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC12 Number071200030107
Map
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Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19044
Author:Owen, M.
Date:2008
Title:They found a gator in the Chicago River? Believe it.
Publisher:Chicago Tribune
Issue:June 20, 2008
CommentsSpecimen captured.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size54 in


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/24/2021].

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