Florida is known for it's Alligators with so much water and natural habitats for alligators to live. The American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is a cold-blooded reptile that basks in the sun to help stay warm. It can stay underwater for more than 2 hours without air. And while alligators may appear to be slow because of the way they lounge around in the sun, they actually move very fast in short bursts. While the Alligators are the most known and most populous in Florida, Florida is also home to the Spectacled Caiman and the American Crocodile.