The American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is a prominent species at Turneffe which has been studied fairly extensively.  


Crocodylus acutus  Crocodile Lagoon  Baby Crocodile 

Links to pertinent publications are below.

Rainwater, T. and Platt  S. (2010). Population Assessment of American Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in Turneffe Atoll, Belize, 2010, Oceanic Society: 26.

Rainwater, T. R. and S. G. Platt (2009). "Possible decline of an American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) population on Turneffe Atoll, Belize." Herpetological Bulletin (107): 3-11. Oceanic Society

Platt S. G. and Thorbjarnarson J. B., "Nesting Ecology of the American Crocodile in the Coastal Zone of Belize”, Copeia, 2000(3), pp. 869–873 

Platt S. G. and Thorbjarnarson J. B., "Status and conservation of the American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, in Belize”, Wildlife Conservation Society, Biological Conservation 96 (2000) 13-20 

Platt S., Rainwater T., Nichols, S., A recent population assessment of the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Turneffe Atoll, Belize,  Herpetological Bulletin [2004] - Number 89, page 26-32           


PLATT¹, S. G., J. MEERMAN, T. R. RAINWATER, and A. G. FINGER. Oxybelis aeneus (Wagler): an addition to the herpetofauna of Turneffe Atoll, Belize. Conserv. Biol 3: 490-491. Oceanic Society  

Platt SG, Meerman J, Rainwater TR. Diversity, observations, and conservation of the herpetofauna of Turneffe, Lighthouse, and Glovers Atolls, Belize. Bulletin-British Herpetological Society 1-13. 1998.
Vogt RC, Platt SG, Rainwater TR. Rhinoclemmys areolata  (Duméril and Bibron 1851) – Furrowed Wood Turtle, Black-Bellied Turtle, Mojena. In: Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group.Edited by P. C. H. P. A.G.J. Rhodin, P.P. van Dijk, R.A. Saumure, K.A. Buhlmann, J.B. Iverson, and R.A. Mittermeier:  Chelonian Research Foundation. 2009.
Wu TH, Rainwater TR, Platt SG, McMurry ST, Anderson TA. DDE in eggs of two crocodile species from Belize. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 48(12): 6416-6420. 2000.
Yee J, Lee J, Desowitz A, Blumstein DT. The Costs of Conspecifics: Are Social Distractions or Environmental Distractions More Salient? Ethology 119(6): 480-488. 2013.