Cocodrilos moreletii comiendo charal. Muy sanos y activos. Cedeño-Vázquez, J.R., Platt, S.G. & Thorbjarnarson, J. (IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group) Crocodylus moreletii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. English, –, Morelet’s Crocodile, Belize Crocodile. French, –, Crocodile de Morelet . Spanish, –, Cocodrilo de Morelet, Cocodrilo de Pantano y Lagarto.

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Caiman Covodrilo caiman C. It was not generally accepted as a separate species until the s. Cuvier’s dwarf caiman P. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Unlike most other species of crocodilian, Morelet’s crocodiles have no bony plates called osteoderms in their skin. Juvenile crocodiles live in very dense cover to protect them from other predators that might be in the area and will remain there until they become older and able to fend for themselves.

While Moteletii staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. Although generally shy, as with any crocodile, C. They have very explosive capabilities because of their strong muscles and are fast runners.

Morelet’s crocodiles are found on the eastern coastal plain of Mexico, across most of the Yucatan peninsula, and throughout Belize and northern Guatemala. The hind feet of the crocodiles are webbed. Dogs and goats have been taken by this species, including a record of a cocodrlio. Accessed Date Unknown at http: Typically, Morelet’s crocodiles can be spotted in wetlands submerged ccoodrilo the surface with just the top of their heads visible.


This species of crocodile can mainly be found in freshwater swamps and marshes, [4] which are located inland, and in large rivers and lakes. Crocodylus moreletii is active primarily at night, when it accomplishes its hunting and mating. Their appearance and color is similar to the American crocodilebut Morelet’s crocodiles tend to be a darker grayish-brown.

This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico. Archived copy as title Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Crocodylus moreletii is generally shy around humans, but larger ones may attack if provoked.

Johns Hopkins University Press. Probably large males dominate the other males in their area, and females prefer to mate with the dominant males.

Morelet’s crocodile

The Animal Diversity Web cocordilo an educational resource written largely by and for college students. The primary distinguishing feature of Crocodylus moreletii is the snout, which is uncharacteristically blunt for a crocodile.

Males and females will also fiercely defend hatchlings against larger juveniles or other predators. In other words, Central and South America. Morelet’s crocodile Crocodylus moreletiialso known as the Mexican crocodileis a modest-sized crocodilian found only in fresh cododrilo of the Atlantic regions of MexicoBelize and Guatemala.


Archived from the original cocodirlo Family Gavialidae Gavialis Gharial G. Juveniles communicate through vocalization known as barking when born, though not much information is known about specific social communication. Not much information is known about particular mating habits between males and females, although they appear to follow some of the same mating habits such as being polygynous of the American crocodile Crocodylus acutus.

ADW: Crocodylus moreletii: INFORMATION

Morelet’s crocodile was discovered in Mexico in [4] and named after the French naturalist who made the discovery, Pierre Marie Arthur Morelet — Crocodylus moreletiimorelletii. Not much information is known about further interaction between juveniles and parents. They may share the similar habit of the American crocodilewhose young are not as vocal as other species, which may be a response to high hunting pressures, resulting in a rapid adaptation for survival.

Morelet’s crocodiles that are bred in captivity appear to have a slightly longer lifespan up to 80 years than those that live in the wild 50 to 65 years. Britton, ; Rainwater, et al.

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