Saltwater Crocodile(Indo-Pacific Crocodile) (Crocodylus porosus)

Interesting :

The head feature of the saltwater crocodile is long and slim without 4 armor plates on its neck, back legs with prominent fascia sticking to its 5 fingers.

Habitat :

It has lived in the East coast of India, Philippine, Northern Australia, Thailand and Malaysia.

Food :

Normally, junior saltwater crocodile will browse on fish , insect, crab and frog and an adult saltwater crocodile is capable to take an adult terrsetrial animal like pig or even humans among other large animals as well.

Behavior :

It has been known as a fierce predator that attacks humans. It prefers to live in freshwater swamps and rivers, moving downstream far out from residence.

Current Status :

It is a protected animal of Thailand under Thai Wildlife Protection Act B.E. 2535

Reproductive :

The saltwater crocodile begins to breed in age range of 12-15 years and it also needs the appropriate environment which is more wider well in contrast with freshwater crocodile and it sometimes wants brackish water or freshwater. Generally, it breeds in winter once a year and lays around 60-80 eggs in hole in summer or rainy season.

Size and weight :

It is considered as the largest and longest crocodile which has been found body length of 7 meters.

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Update : 11 April 2017