Presentation on theme: "Crocodylus porosus. Saltwater Crocodiles range in the freshwaters of India, Southeast Asia, and Northern Australia. The Population estimate is 200,000-"— Presentation transcript:
Saltwater Crocodiles range in the freshwaters of India, Southeast Asia, and Northern Australia. The Population estimate is 200,000- 300,000 and they are at a low risk of extinction.
Description The saltwater crocodile, is the largest living reptile. Adult males can reach 13-20ft and weigh between 1000-1,500lbs with the females smaller than males. The head is large and has a pair of ridges that run from the eyes along the center of the snout. The scales are oval and the bony plate are small compared to other species of reptiles. Young saltwater crocodiles are pale yellow with black stripes and spots found on the body and tail. Adults are darker with light tan to gray areas. Their bottom half is usually white or yellow in color, and stripes are present on the lower sides of the body but do not extend to the belly. The tail is gray with dark bands. The saltwater crocodile has a heavy set jaw with between 64-68 teeth.
Younger crocs eat insects, snails, crabs, mudskippers, snakes, turtles, shrimp, and other small prey. Adults will eat large game, fish, calves,, birds, and rarely humans.
They will prey on people, and will sometimes eat cattle. The mother will lay eggs after 80 days of incubation. She will lay them in a nest which she watches over, when the babies hatch she will carry them in her mouth.