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Medium sized crocodile with males reaching lengths of 3.5m and females 2.7 - 3m although in both, larger animals have been reported. This specimen estimated at around 1.8 - 2m long. A grey brown colour with darker patches and some banding on the tail. These fade with age so assuming this spotting is a younger animal. The snout is pointed and quite narrow, again especially in younger animals and broadens with age.
There are two distinct populations of this species, a northern and southern one. This spotting is of the southern group found in the Ketu River, a tributary of the Fly River near Kiunga, PNG.
Both populations of this crocodile are separated by a mountain range and small differences between the populations exist such as skull morphology and scale arrangement. Ref: Wikipedia New Guinea Crocodile