Cuban Crocodile-Crocodylus rhombifer
Size: ♂:400-500cm (11 ft )
♀:250 cm (8 ft)
Weight :♂: 200kg (440 lb)
Habitat: lakes and slow moving
Incubation: 58-70 days
Dispersal: 12 months
Sexual maturity: ♂: 320 cm ♀: 170cm
Nest: holes and Mounds
Food: turtles, birds and mammals
IUCN: Critically Endangered
Subspecies : monotypic
Longevity:captive: 28 years Wild: 40 years
Found only on the island of Cuba the Cuban Crocodile has a very restricted range. Its is now extinct from the surrounding islands it once inhabited. It is now restricted to the 1 million acre Zapata Swamp.
Like other crocodiles this species is an ambush predator waiting almost completely submerged then striking quickly when prey comes within reach.Although the Cuban crocodile also feeds on birds and mammals it possesses broad rear teeth adapted to break the tough shells of turtles.
One of the most endangered species of crocodiles in the the world this species is listed as Critically Edangered by the IUCN. It is also listed on the USFW endangered species list and Appendix I on CITES.