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First record of the freshwater limpet Hebetancylus excentricus (Morelet, 1851) as epibiont of Crocodylus moreletii (Duméril and Bibron, 1851) in southern Mexico (Crocodylia: Crocodylidae)

Cita: Charruau, P., Flores-Escalona, C.I., Morales-Garduza, M.A., Barba, E.2020. First record of the freshwater limpet Hebetancylus excentricus (Morelet, 1851) as epibiont of Crocodylus moreletii (Duméril and Bibron, 1851) in southern Mexico (Crocodylia: Crocodylidae). Herpetology Notes. 13. 3
ISSN: 2071-5773

Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2020/01/01

Tipo: Nota científica con arbitraje

Resumen: "The Morelet´s crocodile, Crocodylus moreletii (Duméril and Bibron, 1851), is a medium-sized crocodilian that inhabits the Atlantic lowlands of the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula (Platt et al., 2010). During the early-mid 20th century, populations were severely depleted due to overexploitation for the international skin trade. Despite near extinction, the implementation of conservation and management laws directed towards their protection has assisted species recovery in most of its range. The Morelet’s crocodile is considered as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List of threatened species (Cedeño-Vázquez et al., 2012) and is now recognised as a species for sustainable management with a ranching program under development in southern Mexico (Platt et al., 2010"

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