THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering 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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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


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

subadult saltwater crocodile
Photo Copyright JOHN FOWLER 2011


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ABC News

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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



 

 

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June 8, 2014