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Crocodile- Cuban

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Crocodile- Cuban

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The Cuban Crocodile has a snout of medium length, about 1.4 to 1.6 times as long as broad at the level of the front corners of the eyes. It has an unpaired elevated area in shape of a triangle in front of the eyes, with somewhat swollen side margins, and extending nearly to the nasal swelling. The colour of the upper body surface is blackish, densely speckled with yellow. The lower surface is uniformly light, without black blotches. The iris is greenish. It can grow up to 4 m, but is usually about 2.5 m.

Farms were established in the late 1950s and 1960s for reproducing Cuban crocodiles for skin and meat production, and that now a relatively large number of animals are produced annually to satisfy demand.


 

Conservation Status: IUCN listed Critically Endangered
 

For more information on this animal please visit the waza website: http://www.waza.org/en/zoo/choose-a-species/reptiles/crocodiles/crocodylus-rhombifer

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