Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID271995
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusAlligator
Speciesmississippiensis
Common NameAmerican alligator
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalityChicago River, near the Belmont Avenue bridge
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameChicago
HUC8 Number07120003
Map
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Collection Day24
Collection Month8
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19462
Date:2010
Title:Alligator Bob nabs 3-foot gator in Chicago River.
Publisher:chicagobreakingnewscom.
Issue:August 25, 2010
Reference 2
Ref. Number:19463
Author:Dai, S.
Date:2010
Title:Chicago River alligator hunted by reptile experts.
Publisher:The Huffington Post.
Issue:August 24, 2010
Reference 3
Ref. Number:19464
Date:2010
Title:Second Chicago River alligator captured.
Publisher:cbschicagocom.
Issue:August 24, 2010
CommentsSpecimen collected.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size42 in TL


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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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