American alligators are listed as threatened by the federal government because they are similar in appearance to American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus). American crocodiles are endangered and the government does not want hunters to confuse the two species. Hunting is allowed in some states, but is is heavily controlled.
US Federal List: threatened
CITES: no special status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: lower risk - least concern
No one has provided updates yet.