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CROCODILES & ALLIGATORS OF THE WORLD

MALAYSIAN GHARIAL
(Malayan or False Gharial)

Tomistoma schlegelii

John Fowler & Rachel Barnes


Distribution:- Indonesia (Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, possibly Sulawesi), Malaysia (Malay Peninsula, Borneo), possibly Vietnam, possibly extinct in Thailand.

Comments:- Grows to 3-5 metres (10 - 16ft)

Malaysian (Malayan) Gharial (False Gharial) Tomistoma schlegelii
Malaysian (Malayan) Gharial (False Gharial) Tomistoma schlegelii (Photo taken at Rimba Reptile Park Bali)


Malaysian (Malayan) Gharial (False Gharial) Tomistoma schlegelii (Photo taken at Rimba Reptile Park Bali)

LINKS

False Gharial
Wikipedia

Tomistoma schlegelii (MÜLLER, 1838)
Dr. Adam Britton

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