Scientific Name: Crocodylus rhombifer
Common Names: Cuban Crocodile
Maximum adult length: 3.5 metres (11.4 feet)
N.B. Exceptionally large specimens can be found in all species of crocodilian.
The Cuban crocodile is a medium sized but aggressive species of crocodile which today can only be found in Cuba’s Zapata Swamp and the Isle of Youth. It is medium sized with adult males reaching a maximum length of 3.5 metres (11.4 feet). It is the most terrestrial of all the crocodilians and has big, strong legs, which gives it a unique high walk. It is often regarded as the most aggressive species of crocodile. In contrast to their usual solitary hunting habits, Cuban crocodiles in captivity developed pack-hunting behaviour. Already ferocious on their own, these animals pose a formidable threat as a pack.