Crocodylus porosus

Learn more about Crocodylus porosus

  • Is a saltwater or Estuarine Crocodile that lived 3 million years ago to present day.
  • Grows up to 7m in length.
  • Teeth adapted for aquatic prey such as fish and turtles.
  • Meat eater, an ambush predator.
  • Small crested bony armour along its back called osteoderms.
  • Fossils of Crocodylus porosus have been found alongside those of Pallimnarchus, the giant freshwater crocodile.
  • Found throughout northern tropical coastal Australia.
a saltwater crocodile partly submerged in water
The Saltwater Crocodile, Crocodylus porosus. Image: Queensland Museum, Scott Hocknull.

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