How Do Alligators Breathe?

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Alligators breathe through cavities in their nose. Those cavities are located above the secondary plate. The air is taken to the throat by a special valve that creates a barrier from the water that fills the alligator's mouth. They can be almost totally submerged in water and still breathe quite well.
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American Alligator
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Crocodilia Family: Crocodylidae Genus: Alligator Species: Alligator mississippiensis
The largest reptile in North America, American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, can be found in a variety of freshwater habitats, including swamps, lakes, and bayous. It also occurs in the... More »
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