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Nonnative Crocodilians

Common Name Scientific Name First Observed Introduction Status

Spectacled Caiman

Caiman crocodilus

1950s Pet trade Established

Morelet's Crocodile

Crocodylus moreletii

2017 Unknown Reported

Nile Crocodile

Crocodylus niloticus

1996 Zoo escape Reported

West African Slender-snouted Crocodile

Mecistops cataphractus

1983 Zoo escape Reported

Smooth-fronted Caiman

Paleosuchus trigonatus

1999 Pet trade Reported