Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Crocodilia
Family Crocodylidae
Genus Crocodylus
Subfamily Crocodylinae
Scientific Name Crocodylus rhombifer
Cuban Crocodile
Cuban Crocodile ©Earth Rangers

Cuban Crocodile Description

  • The Cuban crocodile is an extremely aggressive species.
  • Unlike any other crocodile Cuban crocodiles display quite unique behavior.
  • It is one of the smallest crocodilian species.

Size & Weight

Adults:

  • TOTAL LENGTH: 2.1–2.3 m (6.9–7.5 ft)
  • WEIGHT: 70–80 kg (150–180 lb)

Hatchlings

  • LENGTH: 2 – 3 inches

Habitat

Swamps, rivers, marshes

Range

Cuba (Zapata Swamp, Isle of Youth)

Diet

Arthropods, crustaceans, small fish, small mammals, turtles

Reproduction

30 – 40 eggs

Mating Season

May and July

Incubation Period

58–70 days

Hatching Period

August to September

Lifespan

38 years

Behavior

Highly aggressive

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered