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CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine


ESTUARINE (or SALTWATER) CROCODILE
Crocodylus porosus

Written by Adam Britton, PhD.


This Saltwater Crocodile Crocodylus porosus was photographed at Billabong Zoo, NSW


distribution map
Above map shows Australian Distribution.
Saltwater crocodiles Crocodylus porosus are also found over much of South East Asia


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

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


Habitat

ESTUARINE (or SALTWATER) CROCODILE Crocodylus porosus
Feeding


Behavior


Sub-adult saltwater crocodile photographed at Dubai Underground Aquarium
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

ESTUARINE (or Salt-Water) CROCODILE
(Crocodylus porosus)

John Fowler

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 A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

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