African slender-snouted crocodile

The African slender-snouted crocodile is classified as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.

Coloration: Adult African slender-snouted crocodiles are dark olive on their upper side, juveniles brownish or with dark blotches. The belly is porcelain white with dark blotches on the sides. More

an African slender-snouted crocodile (Crocodylus cataphractus) is much thinner. This thin snout is helpful for snapping up fish in streams and small, fast, vertebrates. Each snout shape has it's own advantage. Alligator The alligator's wide snout is good for handling it's wide variety of food. More

Like many crocodilians, the African slender-snouted crocodile is apparently a rather shy and timid reptile (6), and despite being a remarkably agile swimmer (6), it is often found resting in the shade of trees (8). More

The African slender-snouted crocodile is among the least known of the world’s crocodilians (5). Its defining feature is its extremely slender snout, devoid of any bony ridges (6). More

The African slender-snouted crocodile is a medium-sized freshwater crocodile found in Central and western Africa. More

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The African Slender-snouted crocodile gets its name comes from its narrow snout, which is ideal for catching fish. Protective scales cover the back of the neck and merge into the scales on the back. More

Common names

African gavial in English - English
African gharial in English - English
African sharp-nosed crocodile in English - English
African slender-snouted crocodile in English - English
Cocodril de Guinea in Catalan - Català
Cocodrilo hociquifino africano in Spanish - español
Crocodile à museau allongé d'afrique in French - français
Crocodile à museau étroit in French - français
Faux-gavial d'afrique in French - français
Krokodil hobregonet in Breton - brezhoneg
Long-snouted crocodile in English - English
Pansarkrokodil in Swedish - Svenska
Pantserkrokodil in Dutch - Nederlands
Panzerkrokodil in German - Deutsch
Slender-snouted crocodile in English - English
Африканский узкорылый крокодил in Russian - русский язык
Крокодил африканский длинномордый in Russian - русский язык

Order : Crocodylia
Family : Crocodylidae
Genus : Crocodylus
Species : Crocodylus cataphractus
Authority : Cuvier, 1825