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Salt Water Crocodile

Crocodylus porosus

Description:

Largest living reptile.The saltwater crocodile has a longer muzzle than the mugger crocodile; its length is twice its width at the base. The saltwater crocodile has fewer armor plates on its neck than other crocodilians, and its broad body contrasts with that of most other lean crocodiles, leading to early unverified assumptions the reptile was an alligator. (Ref wikipedia)

Habitat:

They spend the tropical wet season in freshwater swamps and rivers, moving downstream to estuaries in the dry season, and sometimes travelling far out to sea.

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1 Comment

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Great shot! Where were you (specifically)? What kind of habitat, etc?

ClareWarner
Spotted by
ClareWarner

0862, Northern Territory, Australia

Spotted on May 9, 2007
Submitted on May 9, 2012

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