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Saltwater Crocodile, Indopacific Crocodile

Crocodylus porosus

Description:

Saltwater crocodiles are the largest of all reptiles, the males growing up to 6-7m, the females much smaller. Their eyes and nostrils sit on top of their head and their long jaw has the chomping power of a massive 3,700 pounds per square inch (psi) They have streamlined bodies with thick leathery skin and bony ridges running their length.They have small legs and clawed, webbed feet and can live up to 70 years of age. They feed on pretty much any animal they can catch, monkeys, pigs, dogs, fish, sharks, kangaroos and even humans, by drowning it and eating it whole, tearing it by thrashing their massive heads to break it into smaller pieces, or putting it in a 'death roll', used to subdue larger prey and other crocs.

Habitat:

Saltwater crocodiles are found from eastern India, through Asia and Northern Australia. They inhabit brackish and freshwater regions and can live on land, they can swim and have been found far out to sea. They inhabit rivers, swamps, lagoons, mangroves, creeks estuaries and billabongs. They are often found far inland in dried up beds, having been carried in there by seasonal rains and flooding.


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LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 5.46, Long: 118.20

Spotted on Apr 18, 2018
Submitted on Jun 4, 2018

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