Specimen Information

Mecistops cataphractus
Mecistops cataphractus
(African Gavial)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Exotic

Specimen ID615349
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusMecistops
Speciescataphractus
Common NameAfrican Gavial
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
Localityland near old Crandon Park Zoo
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameSouth Biscayne Bay
HUC10 Number0309020617
HUC12 NameSouth Biscayne Bay
HUC12 Number030902061700
Map
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Collection Day24
Collection Month6
Collection Year1986
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity zoo
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:23803
Author:Krysko, K.L., J.P. Burgess, M.R. Rochford, C.R. Gillette, D. Cueva, K.M. Enge, L.A. Somma, J.L. Stabile, D.C. Smith, J.A. Wasilewski, G.N. Kieckhefer, III, M.C. Granatosky, and S.V. Nielsen
Date:2011
Title:Verified non-indigenous amphibians and reptiles in Florida from 1863 through 2010: Outlining the invasion process and identifying invasion pathways and stages.
Journal:Zootaxa
Volume:3028
Pages:1-64
Comments3 juveniles were stolen from Crandon Park Zoo on 25 March, 2983 and this individual was recovered 3 years later near the Crandon Park Zoo grounds.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberUF 163093
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/19/2019].

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