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CR3CS - Saltwater Crocodile

CR3CS - Saltwater Crocodile




Image Code: CR3CS
Category:Reptiles

The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), is also known as the Estuarine Crocodile, Indo-Pacific Crocodile, Marine Crocodile, Sea-going Crocodile or just the Saltie. It is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest terrestrial and riparian predator in the world. Males of this species can reach sizes up to at least 6.30 m (20.7 ft) and possibly up to 7.0 m (23.0 ft) in length, weighing 1,000 to 1,200 kg (2,200–2,600 lb).  This species of Crocodile can live in marine environments, but usually resides in saline and brackish mangrove swamps, estuaries, deltas, lagoons and lower stretches of rivers. They have the broadest distribution of any modern crocodile, ranging from the eastern coast of India, throughout most of Southeast Asia and northern Australia. It is capable of dominating almost any animal that enters its territory, including other apex predators such as sharks, varieties of freshwater and marine fish, invertebrates, such as crustaceans, various reptiles, birds and mammals, including humans.

Scientific Name
Crocodylus porosus
Order
Crocodilia
Family
Crocodylidae
Food Source
Carnivore
Location(s)
Australia
Asia
Conservation Status
Least Concern
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