IUCN VULNERABLE (VU). Facts about this animal. The Marsh Crocodile has a comparatively short snout, which is bluntly rounded at its tip, only to times . Crocodilus palustris — BOULENGER Oocodylus palustris palustris — DERANIYAGALA Crocodylus palustris palustris — WERMUTH. The Mugger is a medium-sized crocodile (maximum length. m), and has the broadest snout of any living member of the genus Crocodylus. It is principally.

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Crocodilian Species – Marsh Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris)

Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used crocodylis a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. This species is featured in: Our Nature The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Mugger conservation All wild populations of mugger are legally protected, and management programs intended to restore populations have been very successful 5.

Includes crabs, lobsters, shrimps, slaters, woodlice and barnacles. Sympatric with Crocodylux gangeticus in some areas of India, but usually separated by habitat. Review and analysis of human and Mugger Crocodile conflict in Gujarat, India from to British Museum Natural HistoryLondon. In other words, India and southeast Asia. Retrieved from ” https: Adults are generally grey to brown, with little banding remaining.


Mugger crocodile

Inhabits freshwater lakes, ponds and marshes, and may also be found in reservoirs, irrigation canals, human-made ponds and even coastal saltwater lagoons. Approximately one month after mating occurs, the eggs are deposited by the female into the nesting hole she has formed.

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ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Uses authors parameter link CS1 maint: This is a medium to large species 4 to 5 m. The Mugger, Crocodylus palustris, monster of the waters. Black tern Chlidonias niger. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

Mugger habitat Inhabits freshwater lakes, ponds and marshes, and may also be found in reservoirs, irrigation canals, human-made ponds and even coastal saltwater lagoons. A cfocodylus of reptiles of Kerala, India.

Crocodylidae in river Saberi of Godavari system in southern Odisha, India: The mugger is a highly social species that communicates through visual and audible signals, has a dominance hierarchy and exhibits territoriality.

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Glossary Crustacea Diverse group of arthropods a phylum of animals with jointed limbs and a hard chitinous exoskeleton characterised by the possession of two pairs of antennae, one pair of mandibles parts of the mouthparts used for handling and processing food and two pairs of maxillae appendages used in eating, which are located behind the mandibles. Reptarium The Reptile Database. Scutes usually form four, rarely six longitudinal series and 16 or 17 transverse series.


All crocodiles, including the mugger, are highly social. They have also adapted to live in reservoirs, irrigation canals, and other man-made bodies of freshwater in India and Sri Lanka. Charlie, and Whitehead, J.

Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. In a few coastal areas, it overlaps in distribution with the saltwater crocodile but normally is able to avoid direct conflict by favoring different habitats.

Males reach sexual maturity at around 10 years old, when they have reached lengths of 2. Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

Other Physical Features ectothermic heterothermic bilateral symmetry Average length m ft Reproduction This species of crocodile is a hole-nesting species. The percentage of male hatchlings increases in late nests located in sunny sites. Crocodylus palustris kimbula suggested for populations in Sri Lanka, but this is not officially recognised. Females dig holes in the sand as nesting sites and lay up to 46 eggs during the dry season.

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