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No. 323
November 2011

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Cuban and American Crocs Are Hybridizing

A new study confirms that American crocodiles are hybridizing with wild populations of critically endangered Cuban crocodiles, which may cause a population decline of this species found only in the Cuban Archipelago. Cuban crocodiles and American crocodiles have been confirmed to interbreed in captivity and were suspected to hybridize in the wild. This is the first genetic study that confirms wild hybridization. The study, which appears in the Journal of Experimental Zoology, is led by Yoamel Milián-García from University of Havana, and includes Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute co-authors Miryam Venegas-Anaya, Andrew Crawford, Oris I. Sanjur and Eldredge Bermingham.

Known for their leaping ability and aggressive disposition, the population of Cuban crocs is estimated at a minimum of 3,000 individuals. The species was extensively hunted from the middle of the 19th century through the 1960s, resulting in drastic population declines. The scientists collected and analyzed DNA from 89 wild-caught Cuban and American crocodiles and two samples from crocodiles in zoos. The found an unsuspected result: American crocodiles in Cuba are more closely related to Cuban crocodiles than other American crocodile populations found along mainland Central America.

The authors say that hybridization may be one of the most important threats to Cuban crocodiles, along with illegal hunting and habitat modification. Hybridization can result in both replacement and genetic mixing, and one lineage may cause the extinction of another. Based on evidence of hybridization between the two species, the authors strongly urge that efforts to avoid anthropogenic causes of hybridization be taken into account for future management plans of Cuban crocodiles.

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