Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

MONITORING OF THE MOVEMENTS OF TWO INDIVIDUALS OF AMERICAN CROCODILE, CROCODYLUS ACUTUS, IN PUERTO VALLARTA, JALISCO, MEXICO

Fabio Germán Cupul Magaña

Abstract


Animal dispersal is the movement outward from a home area. This brief communication describes the movement of an adult and a juvenile of Crocodylus acutus captured and recaptured in the locality of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, between 2001 and 2004. Between capture and recapture, the adult crocodile moved 5 km in lapse of 42 days and a juvenile crocodile moved 1.6 km in lapse of three years and fie months.

Keywords


Crocodile; Crocodylia; Crocodylus acutus; dispersion; movements

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2012.41.2.85

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