Data about <i>Crocodylus acutus</i>
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|Gulf of Mexico||World Register of Marine Species|
|23.03 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|max||27.47 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|-82.7 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
|min||-82.9 degrees||OBIS Environmental Information|
Life History and Behavior
total life span max
|32.9 years||AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity|
Evolution and Systematics
Glossary for Crocodylus acutus
- animal habitation
- The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
- aquatic habitat
- A habitat that is in or on water.
- beach ridge
- A ridge of sand just inland and parallel to the beach, usually in series.
- brackish water
- Artificial watercourse with no flow or a controlled flow used for navigation, drainage or irrigation.
- The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
- cold temperature habitat
- A biome characterized by an average temperature of 15deg C or lower. Inhabited by psychrophilic (cryophilic) organisms.
- conservation status
- A plane angle unit which is equal to 1/360 of a full rotation or 1.7453310^[-2] rad.
- drainage basin
- A regions or area bounded by drainage divides and occupied by a drainage system; specifically the tract of country that gathers water originating as precipitation and contributes it to a particular stream channel or system of channels, or to a lake, reservoir, or other body of water.
- estuarine biome
- Expressions of the estuarine biome occur at wide lower courses of a rivers where they flow into a sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
- A semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
- This taxon is still in existence, as opposed to extinct.
- extinction status
- Indicates whether a taxon is extant (living today) or extinct.
- first appearance (older bound)
- The older bound for the first appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- first appearance (younger bound)
- The younger bound for the first appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- fresh water
- freshwater habitat
- A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
- geographic distribution
- A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
- A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
- high temperature habitat
- A biome characterized by an average temperature of at least 60deg C. Inhabited by thermophilic organisms.
- Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
- A sheet of saline water separated from the open sea by sand or shingle banks. The sheet of water between an offshore reef, especially of coral and mainland. The sheet of water within a ring or horseshoe shaped atoll.
- A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
- Large river biome
- last appearance (older bound)
- The older bound for the last appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- last appearance (younger bound)
- The younger bound for the last appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
- The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
- Meters. A length unit which is equal to the length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second.
- mangrove swamp
- An swamp formed of trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics.
- marine biome
- An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
- marine habitat
- A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
- A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
- million years ago
- 1 megaannum in the past. Megaannum, Ma. is a unit of time equal to one million (10^6) years.
- A rounded elevated area.
- A mountain or a hill.
- The exit or point of discharge of a stream into another stream, lake or sea.
- national park
- A reserve of land, usually, but not always declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. National parks are a protected area of IUCN category II.
- A body of land jutting out into and nearly surrounded by water.
- A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
- population trend
- An artificial body of water, often contained by a dam, constructed for the purpose of water storage.
- Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
- river mouth
- The end of a stream where it enters a standing water body such as a lake, sea or ocean.
- saline lake
- A lake whose water contains a considerable concentration of dissolved salts.
- saline water
- Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
- A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
- terrestrial biome
- A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
- terrestrial habitat
- A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
- total life span
- The full period of time from birth to death of an organism.
- A taxon is Vulnerable when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
- water depth
- The depth of seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
- Land having a cover of trees, shrubs, or both.
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