Morelet’s Crocodile

Morelet’s Crocodile

Scientific Name: Crocodylus moreletii
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.

Kingdom
ANIMALIA
Phylum
CHORDATA
Class
REPTILIA
Order
CROCODYLIA
Family
CROCODYLIDAE
Genus
CROCODYLUS

References

IUCN Red List (September, 2014) http://www.iucnredlist.org

 

At the zoo

We currently have two Morelet’s crocodiles on display at Crocodiles of the World. They are cohabiting with our Nile crocodiles.

 

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