|Scientific Name||Crocodylus porosus|
Estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile, saltie
Saltwater Crocodile Description
- The saltwater crocodile is not only the largest crocodilian species but it is also the world’s largest living reptile.
- It has relatively longer muzzle and wider snout.
- The crocodile prefers to hunt at night.
- It is thought to be the most active of all crocodiles.
- Saltwater crocodile can swim three times as fast as the fastest human swimmers.
- The saltwater crocodile has the most powerful bite force in the entire animal kingdom.
Size & Weight
- TOTAL LENGTH: 3 to 4.9 m (14 ft 1 in to 16 ft 1 in)
- WEIGHT: 408 to 522 kg (899–1,151 lb)
- SKULL LENGTH: 76 cm (30 in)
- TOTAL LENGTH: 7 to 3.1 m (8 ft 10 in to 10 ft 2 in)
- WEIGHT: 76 to 103 kg (168 to 227 lb)
- SKULL LENGTH: 45 cm (18 in)
- LENGTH: 28 cm (11 in)
- WEIGHT: 71 g (2.5 oz)
India (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Sri Lanka (Yala National Park), Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia), Maluku Islands, Kai Islands, Maluku Islands, Timor, Bismarck Archipelago
Aquatic invertebrates, crustaceans, molluscs, gastropods, amphibians, mammals, cephalopods, mud crabs, magpie goose, wading birds, common sandpiper, water birds, greater-mouse deer, crab-eating macaques, long-tailed macaques, hog deer, wallabies, flying foxes, civets, turtles, jackals, porcupines, hares, gibbons, mongoose, rodents, chevrotains, otters, badgers, proboscis monkey
Wild boards, Malayan tapirs, water buffalo, orangutans, gaur, kangaroos, dingos, tiger, banteng, wild pigs, goats, sambar deer, sheep, cattle, rays, sea turtles, sawfish, dugongs, sea snakes, sea birds
40 – 60 eggs
September – October
November – March
- LENGTH: 175 cm (69 in)
- HEIGHT: 53 cm (21 in)
- DIAMETER: 160 cm (63 in)
- LENGTH: 8 by 5 cm (3.1 by 2.0 in)
- WEIGHT: 113 g (4.0 oz)
16,414 N (3,690 lbf)
- 16 years (Male)
- 12 – 14 years (Female)
100,000 – 200,000
70 – 100 years
15 to 18 mph (24 to 29 km/h)