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Largest extant crocodilian species. Mature males can reach 6m in length. Maximum size for females about 4m large and very scary
Rivers, estuaries, and seashore. Could be lurking in any large, coastal bodies of water in its range from South East Asia through Indonesia to Northen Australia.
Apart from birds, Crocodilians are the only surviving members of the clade Archosauria, which included the dinosaurs. This specimen was a juvenile female which we saw on the Daintree river in Queensland, Australia, one of several we saw in our time in the area.
Spotted on Aug 22, 2007
Submitted on Nov 2, 2011