Crocodylus porosus

These are the largest living crocodilian species in the world. Colouring of grey, brown or almost black on top with a whitish underside. Known for their broad head and shorter snout. 


It is found in suitable habitats in Northern Australia, the eastern coast of India and parts of southeast Asia


Saltwater crocodiles generally spend the tropical wet season in freshwater swamps and rivers, moving downstream to estuaries in the dry season, and sometimes travelling far out to sea.


The saltwater crocodile is an opportunistic predator capable of taking nearly any animal that enters its territory, either in the water or on dry land.

Social Interaction

Crocodiles compete fiercely with each other for territory, with dominant males in particular occupying the most eligible stretches of freshwater creeks and streams.

Conservation Status

Conservation dependent