COMMON NAME: Fresh Water
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Crocodylus johnstoni
GENUS: Crocodylus Laurenti
SIZE (m): 3
DESCRIPTION: Grey or olive-brown
above, with irregular ular darker mottling especially on the flanks.
Whitish below. The snout is smooth, long and slender; in adults the
distance between the tip of the snout and a point midway between the
eyes is more than twice the width of the head at the level of the
eyes. Isolated enlarged nuchal shields in a single row, separated
anteriorly from the smooth-skinned parietal region by fewer than eight
granular scales. 3 metres.
HABITAT: Coast and hinterland of northern and north-eastern
MICRO-HABITAT: Generally confined to permanent freshwater
rivers, lagoons and billabongs throughout its range. Active by day,
but forages mostly at night, feeding on fish, frogs, crustaceans and
small reptiles, birds and mammals. About 20 eggs laid towards end
of dry season (October-November) in sandbanks.
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