One of the world’s biggest crocodile species is this creature. The animal can see well in dim light because of the pupil’s vertical slit-like shape and the silvery hue of its iris. These reptiles are not green like other crocodile species. The American crocodile’s body has darker areas and is either tan or olive-gray.
They have a white or golden belly. The American crocodile has more widely distributed osteoderms or plates than other crocodile species, which comprise the bone armor that partly covers the animal’s back. Conical-shaped, sharp teeth on the upper jaw of the animal lock into the teeth on the bottom jaw. On both sides of their bottom jaw, they have massive fourth teeth noticeable even when the jaw is closed.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No