THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea
Snakes
& Sea
Kraits

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

Legless Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Skinks

 

Crocodiles

 


ESTUARINE (or SALTWATER) CROCODILE
Crocodylus porosus



ESTUARINE (or SALTWATER) CROCODILE Crocodylus porosus

Written by Adam Britton, PhD.
distribution map
Above map shows Australian Distribution.

Also found over much of South East Asia

subadult saltwater crocodile  
Sub-adult saltwater crocodile gaping - serves to cool a hot head, and also to threaten

adult saltwater crocodile in water
Adult saltwater crocodile cruising in shallow water

Note that the following article refers to the species within Australia.


Habitat


Feeding


Behavior


Nesting


Growth

subadult saltwater crocodile


Conservation


Safety



Dr. Britton is from England, but has traveled widely in his studies of crocodilians. He is currently engaged in research in Australia.

Some of his work may be viewed at
CROCODILIANS: Natural History and Conservation.

OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST



World's largest croc in captivity dies in Philippines
ABC News

Largest Crocodile in Captivity Dies
Field & Stream

Lolong, world’s largest croc, dead
The Philippine Star

 

AUSTRALIAN CROCODILES
by John Fowler

CROCODILES OF THE WORLD
by John Fowler

FRESHWATER (OR JOHNSTONE'S) CROCODILE
Crocodylus johnstoni


Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

OTHER LINKS

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