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What do Cuban crocodiles eat?

What do Cuban crocodiles eatSmall fish, freshwater arthropods, and crustaceans make up the diet of young Cuban crocodiles. Adults of the species feed upon small mammals, fish, and turtles. They have blunt rear teeth, which aids in crushing the shells of their turtle prey. Cuban crocodiles also demonstrate the jumping feeding technique seen in other crocodilians such as the American alligator. By thrusting with their powerful tail, they can leap from the water and snatch small animals from overhanging branches. Cuban crocodiles are not known to attack humans.

 

 

Cuban crocodile description:

The Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) is a small species (2.4 meters average length) of crocodile found only in Cuba's Zapata Swamp and the Isle of Youth, and highly endangered, though it formerly ranged elsewhere in the Caribbean. Fossils of this species have been found in the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.

What do Cuban crocodiles eat

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