Table 1-Prevalence, mean intensity, and median intensity for lungs (Pentastomid), stomach (Nematode), and intestinal (Nematode, Trematode, and Acanthostomid) parasites of American alligators
across Texas, Florida, Louisiana West (LAW), and Louisiana East (LAE) locations.
Joanen T, McNease L, Ferguson MWJ (1987) The effects of egg incubation temperature on post-hatching growth of American alligator
Numerous accounts have documented the helminth communities of the intestinal tracts of American alligators
(2-6) and other crocodilians (7-13).
With Burmese pythons as well-documented predators of American alligators
in ENP (Snow et al.
Under this designation, which is intended to protect other listed species that bear a resemblance, commercial take of American alligators
is regulated by the states, while export of tagged skins or hides falls under federal jurisdiction.
The American alligator
was classified as a threatened species as recently as 1967.
Recent evidence suggests that American alligators
(Alligator mississippiensis) may be capable of transmitting West Nile virus (WNV) to other alligators.
In total, 16 juvenile female American alligators
(Alligator mississippiensis) were collected at night by hand from two lakes in central Florida approximately 65 km apart: Lake Apopka (pesticide-polluted lake) and Lake Woodruff (reference lake; for further descriptions of these lakes and the organochlorine pollutants identified to date, see Guillette et al.
Wading birds, American alligators
, Florida panthers, and snail kites are just a few of the creatures that inhabit Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park.
Seventy-five American alligators
(Alligator mississippiensis) were obtained from southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana.
live in swamps, ponds, and streams of southeastern states such as Florida and Louisiana.
In the past 20 years, American alligators
, bald eagles, Maguire daisies, brown pelicans, gray whales, and Wright fishhook cacti have all made solid comebacks from the verge of extinction.