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Cuban Crocodile

Cuban crocodile is a moderate size species of crocodile endemic to Cuba. It is known to be extremely aggressive. The species is more terrestrial than that of other living species of crocodiles. It has long and strong legs.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Crocodylia
    Family Crocodylidae
    Genus Crocodylus
    Scientific Name Crocodylus rhombifer


    Other Names Pearly crocodile
    Size 2.1–2.3 m; larger specimens can grow to 3.5 m
    Weight 70–80 kg; larger specimens can weigh more than 215 kg
    Color Yellowish or yellow-green with dense dark green or black uneven patches; black or blackish necks and backs with spotted sides and legs
    Distribution Cuba
    Habitat Swamps, marshes, rivers
    Diet Juveniles feed on small fish, arthropods, crustaceans while the diet of the adults consist of small mammals, fish, turtles
    Breeding Season May – July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 30 to 40 eggs
    Incubation Period 58 to 70 days
    Reproductive Age 6 years of age
    Average Lifespan 12 – 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on November 9th 2016 by under Crocodiles,Crocodilians. Article was last reviewed on 4th April 2019.

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