American crocodile

The American crocodile is considered at-risk in nearly all parts of America. Conservationists agree that illegal hunting and habitat destruction has reduced populations of this wide-ranging reptile to critical levels.

The habitat of the American crocodile is mainly coastal areas. It is also found in rivers, but the crocodile tends to prefer salinity, ending in the species congregating in brackish lakes, mangrove swamps, lagoons, cays, and small islands. Other crocodiles also have tolerance to saltwater due to salt glands underneath the tongue, but the American crocodile is the only species other than the saltwater crocodile to commonly live and thrive in saltwater. They can be found on beaches and small islands without any freshwater source, such as some of the many cays and islets across the Bahamas and the Caribbean. They are also found in lakes; one of the largest known populations inhabits the Lago Enriquillo.

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