Estuarine crocodile

The saltwater or estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is the largest of all living reptiles. It is found in suitable habitats throughout Southeast Asia, Northern Australia, the Eastern coast of India and the surrounding waters. More

The estuarine crocodile is the largest of the living crocodylians. It is also the most widely distributed and the most dangerous. Incidentally these crocodiles also have more aliases than any others. From saltwater, to Indopacific, these names can get pretty confusing. More

Saltwater or estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is the largest of all living reptiles. More

The estuarine crocodile is the world More

The Estuarine Crocodile is the largest living reptile in the world! Also known as the Saltwater or Indo-Pacific Crocodile, it is found from India eastwards to Papua New Guinea and throughout SE Asia. More

India (for whom muggers are named) and the Estuarine crocodile of Australia and South-East Asia, have a long history of attacking humans. More

The estuarine crocodile was almost shot out of existence during the latter half of the twentieth century. More

Estuarine crocodile management in Kakadu is aimed at minimising the danger of crocodile attack while at the same time ensuring the protection of crocodile populations. More

An estuarine crocodile, better known as the saltwater or saltie, is enticed with meat out of the Adelaide river near Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory on September 2, 2008. More

In India, the estuarine crocodile is restricted in its distribution to the tidal estuaries, marine swamps, coastal brackish water lakes and lower reaches of the larger rivers. More

The Estuarine crocodile, while it can live in salt water, is able to go quite far up river into fresh water. It is one of the most dangerous of all the crocodile family, being the biggest and heaviest. It grows to between 4 and 7 metres long. More

estuarine crocodiles can kill large animals such as water buffalo and livestock. They might also be responsible for 1,000 deaths a year. The females lay about 90 eggs, which they bury in sand and leaves. More

Unlike the Estuarine Crocodile, there have been no reports of serious unprovoked attacks by Freshwater Crocodiles. The Freshwater Crocodile is native to Australia, inhabiting rivers, creeks, permanent streams and billabongs from the Kimberley to Cape York Peninsula. More

Size of Estruarine CrocodileThe estuarine crocodile is one of the largest and most dangerous species and has been known to attack man. It is rapidly being exterminated since its hide is considered the most valuable of all crocodiles' for leather. More

Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) feeding on fowl. Also known as Saltwater Crocodile. More

At Perth Zoo: Perth Zoo has one Estuarine Crocodile in the Australian Wetlands. We call him Simmo. Simmo is between 50 and 70 years old, 4.7 m long and weighs about 500 kg. The crocodile presentation is held at the exhibit Monday–Saturday at 12.00pm. More

Estuarine crocodile or saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus swiming and resting at night (Stock Image 1930-1045 More

Common names

Australian saltwater crocodile in English - English
Briaunagalvis krokodilas in Lithuanian - lietuvių kalba
Buaya muara in Indonesian - Bahasa Indonesia
Crocodile marin in French - français
Deltakrokodille in Danish - dansk
estuarine crocodile in English - English
Indo-pacific crocodile in English - English
Krokodíl morský in Slovak - slovenčina
Krokodil-mor in Breton - brezhoneg
Krokodyl różańcowy in Polish - polski
Leistenkrokodil in German - Deutsch
saltie in English - English
saltwater crocodile in English - English
saltwatercrocodile in English - English
Suistokrokotiili in Finnish - suomen kieli
Zeekrokodil in Dutch - Nederlands
Гребенястий крокодил in Ukrainian - українська мова
Гребнистый крокодил in Russian - русский язык
Крокодил гребнистый in Russian - русский язык
Морски крокодил in Macedonian - македонски јазик
תנין הים in Hebrew - ‫עברית
จระเข้น้ำเค็ม in Thai - ไทย

Picture of Crocodylus porosus has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
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Order : Crocodylia
Family : Crocodylidae
Genus : Crocodylus
Species : Crocodylus porosus
Authority : Schneider, 1801