Cuban Crocodile


The Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) is one of the most threatened New World crocodilians. It is medium sized and has a short, broad head and high bony ridges behind each eye; in large adults there is a medial ridge running between the eyes towards the snout. Toes are short and lack webbing, indicative of a species that spends more time on land compared with most other crocodilians. Both juveniles and adults have a sprinkled black and yellow pattern on their back and are sometimes known as 'pearly' crocodiles for this reason.



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