Specimen Information

Crocodylus niloticus
Crocodylus niloticus
(Nile Crocodile)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Exotic

Specimen ID279931
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusCrocodylus
Speciesniloticus
Common NameNile Crocodile
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityRedland, Fruit and Spice Park, concrete exhibit area
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameCoral Gables
HUC10 Number0309020616
HUC12 NameMowery Canal
HUC12 Number030902061605
Map
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Collection Day27
Collection Month10
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity farm
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:25645
Author:Morgan, C.
Date:2012
Title:A more dangerous crocodile surfaces in Florida.
Publisher:The Seattle Times.
Issue:December 8
Reference 2
Ref. Number:25646
Author:Morgan, C.
Date:2012
Title:Hunting a man-eating croc in South Florida.
Publisher:Miami Herald
Issue:November 25
CommentsFWS ObservationID = 32291. Unsubstantiated reports that the specimen was dropped off at park during the Asian Culture Festival on March 5-6, 2011. Others speculate that it escaped from a breeder.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberUF 165995
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classjuvenile
Size4 ft
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