Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Crocodilia
Family Crocodylidae
Genus Crocodylus
Subfamily Crocodylinae
Scientific Name Crocodylus palustris
Mugger Crocodile
Mugger Crocodile ©Dev Wijewardane Photography

Other Names

Indian, Indus, Persian, Sindhu, marsh crocodile, mugger

Mugger Crocodile Description

  • The mugger crocodile relatively enjoys moving on land. It migrates great distances in search of a suitable habitat.
  • The crocodile is a pretty skilled predator.
  • It has an alligator-like appearance.

Size & Weight


  • TOTAL LENGTH: (Male) 2 m (10 ft)
  • TOTAL LENGTH: (Female) 45 m (8.0 ft)
  • TOTAL LENGTH: (Largest) 7 m (12 ft)


Sluggish rivers, marshes, swamps, ponds, freshwater lakes


India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Southern Iraq


Turtles, mammals, snakes, monkeys, otters, birds, fish, squirrels, chital, sambar, domestic water buffalo


8 – 12 mph

Conservation Status