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Estuarine (saltwater) crocodile

Crocodylus porosus


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.

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moralcoral 9 years ago

Great info and even better pic =)

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Marveleous Close-up!

jake3 9 years ago

Apparently this particular animal had been released into the wild and therefore had been sexed. It was also nearly fully grown at just under 2 metres. The guides in the area seemed to know many of the crocs in the area, and even had names for them, which was quite interesting.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Cool spotting! How did you know it was a female if juvenile?

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4873, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 22, 2007
Submitted on Nov 2, 2011

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