Common Names: Morelet’s Crocodile, Belize Crocodile
Maximum adult length: 3 metres (9.8 feet)
N.B. Exceptionally large specimens can be found in all species of crocodilian.
Morelet’s crocodile, also known as the Belize crocodile, is a relatively small species found only in fresh waters of the Atlantic regions of Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. Adult males average 3 metres (9.8 feet) in length. The snout is quite broad for a crocodile. Their appearance and colour is similar to the American crocodile, but Morelet’s crocodiles tend to be a darker greyish-brown.