Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Order Crocodilia
Family Crocodylidae
Genus Crocodylus
Subfamily Crocodylinae
Scientific Name Crocodylus novaeguineae
New Guinea Crocodile
New Guinea Crocodile ©Daily Mail

New Guinea Crocodile Description

  • The New Guinea croc is likely to come out at night because it must feed on small animals and fish
  • The female guards the young up to some extent

Size & Weight

Adults:

  • TOTAL LENGTH: (Male) 3.5 m (11 ft)
  • TOTAL LENGTH: (Female) 7 m (8.9 ft)

Habitat

Freshwater, lakes, swamps, marshes

Range

New Guinea, southwestern Papua New Guinea

Diet

Insects, frogs, shrimps, snakes, freshwater snails, bird, spiders, small mammals, fish, crabs, mollucs

Reproduction

22 – 45 eggs

Mating Period

August – October

Incubation Period

80 days

Population

50,000 – 100,000

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern