Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID626445
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusCrocodylus
Speciesniloticus
Common NameNile Crocodile
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityChekkika area
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number03090202
HUC10 NameEverglades National Park
HUC10 Number0309020213
HUC12 NameEverglades National Park
HUC12 Number030902021300
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month3
Collection Year2014
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26749
Author:Dute, J.
Date:2014
Title:Invasive Nile crocodile removed from Everglades National Park.
Publisher:AL.com
Issue:March 14
Reference 2
Ref. Number:26750
Author:Staletovich, J.
Date:2014
Title:Two-year search for deadly Nile croc ends with capture in Everglades National Park.
Publisher:Miami Herald
Issue:March 12
Commentscaptured and removed; had been loose for two years. Two others collected in 2009 and 2012 are believed to have escaped from the same facility
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classjuvenile
Size5.5-foot, 37.4-pound
Number of Juveniles1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/18/2020].

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