Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii), also known as the Mexican crocodile, is a modest-sized crocodilian found only in fresh waters of the Atlantic regions. The primary distinguishing feature of Crocodylus moreletii is the snout, which is uncharacteristically blunt for a crocodile. The snout has nostrils centered at its. Skull of adult crocodile, Click, Front view of adult Morelet’s crocodile, Click, Adult Morelet’s crocodile. Click, Adult Morelet’s crocodile (low angle).

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Wild populations of Belize crocodiles are protected in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala 7. Now primary focus remains in the modeletii of sustainable use programs, such as commercial farming. Travels in Central America. Ross C A Matthews, ; Platt and Thorbjarnason, November Now primary focus remains in the development of sustainable use programs, such as commercial farming.

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Morelet’s crocodile

Breeding season Oviposition takes place between April and June. Krokodile – Biologie und Haltung.

While enforcement of these laws is difficult 2they have still been incredibly beneficial to this species, with population recoveries in Belize being largely attributed to a ban on crocodile skin exports. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Find out more For further information on the Belize crocodile and other crocodile species: Natural History Museum of London. Retrieved 15 January The amphibians and reptiles of Alta Verapaz Guatamala.


Reptarium The Reptile Database. Belize crocodile range The Belize mreletii occurs on the Atlantic coast of Central America 7from the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, southwards to Belize and northern Guatemala. Adults feed on larger prey, including birdsfishlizardsturtlesand domestic animals such as dogs. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Morelet’s crocodiles lack bony plates ventral vrocodylus beneath the skin. During the hottest part of the day, the Belize crocodile takes refuge in an underground burrow which it has dug. The herpetology of Cuba.

Retrieved from ” https: In Mexico, habitat destruction is believed to be causing a steady decline in numbers of the crocodile 6. Eventually, the Crocodyylus crocodile will devour anything that comes close to the water 5.

Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Isberg; Chris Moran; Travis C. Hekkala b, George Amato c, John Gatesy Crocodylux for a trans-Atlantic voyage from Africa to the New World. Also, studies of crkcodylus levels of mercury within the eggs of Morelet’s crocodiles in Belize has also led to clues about biological contamination there.


Britton, Mating System polygynous Oviposition for crocodiles living on the Yucatan primarily takes place in Chiapas between April and June. This species of crocodile can mainly be found in freshwater swamps and marshes, [4] which are located inland, and in large rivers and lakes.

Morelet’s crocodile – Wikipedia

Sub adults feed on aquatic snailsfishsmall birdsand mammals. Belize crocodile habitat An inhabitant of swampland, ponds, marshes and lagoons, the Belize crocodile prefers areas of dense vegetation 2. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

Although it generally occurs in freshwater 2it may also be found in the brackish waters of coastal lagoons 5. Investigations into the status of Morelet’s crocodile Crocodylus moreletii in Belize, Herpetological Review 47 3: Herpetological Vrocodylus 39 3:

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