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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Washtington Post At hatching time, two to three months after laying the eggs, female Morelet’s crocodiles have been known to carry eggs to water areas and crack them open. Due to partial consumption, recorded fatal attacks are likely predatory rather than defensive in nature. Some nests have been found containing more than one female’s eggs. Britton, Known Predators rats Rattus wading birds Ardeidae large snakes Serpentes gulls Larus jaguars Panthera onca Ecosystem Roles While not much information is known about the specific impact of the Morelet’s crocodiles on their ecosystem, they do share many similar traits with the American crocodilesuch as the role of primary carnivore in the ecosystem, thus affecting nutrient dispersal and ecosystem dynamics.

ADW: Crocodylus moreletii: INFORMATION

Accessed December 31, at https: Positive Unlike most other species of crocodilian, Morelet’s crocodiles have no bony plates called osteoderms in their skin. Although generally shy, as with any crocodile, C.

It is a Least Concern species. Their Natural History, Folklore, and Conservation. Juveniles communicate through vocalization known as barking when born, though not much information is morletii about specific social communication.


While Morelet’s crocodiles tend to be dominant predators in their communities, their eggs and young often fall prey to older juveniles, larger mammalssnakeswading birdsand gulls. Britton, Mating System polygynous Oviposition for crocodiles cocodrolo on the Yucatan primarily takes place in Chiapas between April and June. Juveniles eat small invertebrates and fish. Cuvier’s dwarf caiman Mogeletii. They can also become cannibalistic in times of low food, eating newborns. Sub adults feed on aquatic snailsfishsmall birdsand mammals.

Archived from the original on To cite this cocodri,o From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Morelet’s crocodiles vary in diet according to their age and size.

The CSG monitors all trading of crocodile skins [44] and helps determine if the skins are legal or were illegally taken.

Retrieved 15 January Scales covering most of the head and parts of the body are equipped with integumentary sense organs ISO’s that perform a number of tasks, such as detecting pressure, salinity, and vibrations.

Range number of offspring 20 to 40 Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 7 to 8 years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 7 years Range age at sexual morelteii reproductive maturity male 7 to 8 years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 7 years Female Morelet’s crocodiles guard their nests until the eggs are ready to hatch.


Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. These crocodiles appear to share similar qualities with the American crocodilesuch as habitat selection and feeding behaviors.

Morelet’s crocodile

The location of all the sensory receptors are on the same plane the top of the head which allows them to be completely submerged in water and still have the ability to hear, see, and smell. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Morelet’s crocodiles live primarily in freshwater areas such as swamps and marshes and can also be found in forested riparian habitats.

To counteract this, Mexico has begun breeding Morelet’s crocodiles in captivity. Their appearance and color is similar to the American covodrilobut Morelet’s crocodiles tend to be a darker grayish-brown. A preliminary analysis of worldwide crocodilian attacks.

The primary distinguishing feature of Crocodylus moreletii is the snout, which is uncharacteristically blunt for a crocodile. Studies among captive Crocodylus moreletii show females will respond to newborn vocalizations and open the nests.

Reproductive rates are generally high among C. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles.

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology McMurry, and Llewellyn D. Not much information is known about further interaction between juveniles and parents. Johns Hopkins University Press.