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Types of Crocodiles

American Crocodile
American Crocodile

American crocodile. The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is a species of crocodilian found in the Neotropics. It is the most widespread of the four extant species of crocodiles from the Americas. Populations occur from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Mexico to South America as far as Peru and Venezuela.

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American ​Crocodile​
American ​Crocodile​

The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is a species of crocodilian found in the Neotropics. It is the most widespread of the four extant species of crocodiles from the Americas. Populations occur from southern Florida and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Mexico to South America as far south as Peru and Venezuela.

Crocodiles
Crocodiles

Simply by looking at the large size of crocodile you cannot imagine what do crocodiles eat in the wild. Crocs eat wide range of different animals—from large ungulates and medium-size birds to the small lizards. It’s true that crocs spend the bulk of their time in water they are equally capable to hunt on land.

Crocodiles​
Crocodiles​

Where do crocodiles live? During the Mesozoic Era, about 100 million years ago, the Crocodilia order was one of the top animals on the food chain. Today, crocodiles are found in the tropical habitats of Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. They normally live near lakes, rivers, wetlands and even some saltwater regions.

Dwarf Crocodile
Dwarf Crocodile

The dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis), also known commonly as the African dwarf crocodile, broad-snouted crocodile, or bony crocodile, is an African crocodile that is also the smallest extant crocodile species.

Dwarf ​Crocodile​
Dwarf ​Crocodile​

The dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis), also known commonly as the African dwarf crocodile, broad-snouted crocodile, or bony crocodile, is an African crocodile that is also the smallest extant crocodile species. Recent sampling has identified three genetically distinct populations.

Freshwater ​Crocodile​
Freshwater ​Crocodile​

The freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni or Crocodylus johnstoni; see below), also known as the Australian freshwater crocodile, Johnstone's crocodile or colloquially as freshie, is a species of crocodile endemic to the northern regions of Australia.

Mugger Crocodile
Mugger Crocodile

The mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris = "crocodile of the marsh"), also called the Indian, Indus, Persian, Sindhu, marsh crocodile or simply mugger, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the three crocodilians found in India, the others being the gharial and the saltwater crocodile.

Mugger ​Crocodile​
Mugger ​Crocodile​

The mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris = "crocodile of the marsh"), also called the Indian, Indus, Persian, Sindhu, marsh crocodile or simply mugger, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the three crocodilians found in India, the others being the gharial and the saltwater crocodile.

Nile Crocodile
Nile Crocodile

Nile Crocodiles. The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African crocodile, the largest freshwater predator in Africa, and may be considered the second largest extant reptile in the world, after the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).

Nile Crocodile​
Nile Crocodile​

The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African crocodile, the largest freshwater predator in Africa, and may be considered the second-largest extant reptile and crocodilian in the world, after the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).

Saltwater Crocodile
Saltwater Crocodile

The saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world.

Saltwater ​Crocodile​
Saltwater ​Crocodile​

The saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world.

Slender-Snouted Crocodile
Slender-Snouted Crocodile

The slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus) is a critically endangered species of crocodile from Africa. Traditionally placed in Crocodylus, recent studies in DNA and morphology have shown that it belongs in its own genus, Mecistops, and that it should be split into two species.

Slender-​Snouted Crocodile​
Slender-​Snouted Crocodile​

The slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus) is a critically endangered species of crocodile from Africa. Traditionally placed in Crocodylus, recent studies in DNA and morphology have shown that it belongs in its own genus, Mecistops, and that it should be split into two species.