Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Sauropsida
Order Crocodilia
Family Crocodylidae
Genus Mecistops
Subfamily Crocodylinae
Scientific Name Mecistops cataphractus
slender snouted crocodile
Slender-snouted crocodile ©Wildlife and Nature Destinations (WAND)

Slender-snouted Crocodile Description

  • Outside the breeding season the slender-snouted crocodile lives alone.
  • It has brownish-yellow skin with large black spots on it.

Size & Weight

Adults:

  • TOTAL-LENGTH: 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
  • WEIGHT: 125 and 325 kg (276 and 717 lb)

Habitat

Rivers, pools, marshes, lakes

Range

Central and Western Africa

Diet

Fish, amphibians, crustaceans, mammals, turtles, sea snakes, birds

Reproduction

13 – 27 eggs

Incubation Period

110 days

Sexual Maturity

10 – 15 years

Population

1,000 – 20,000

Lifespan

50 years

Status

Critically Endangered