Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Crocodylia

Family: Alligatoridae

Genus: Alligator

Species: A. mississippiensis


Size: Males average about 11.2 feet long, while females average 8.2 feet long.

Weight: Ranges from 168 to 800 pounds on average.

Diet: Alligators feed on fish, birds, turtles, snakes, and mammals.

Reproduction: Female alligators lay between 20 to 50 eggs per year. These eggs incubate for approximately 65 days.

Potential Damage/Danger: The main danger associated with alligators is the danger to pets and humans. If your having an issue with a nuisance alligator, please call the FWC Nuisance Alligator Hotline @ 1-866-FWC-Gator.


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