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Saltwater crocodile

Crocodylus porosus

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The upper body of the saltwater crocodile is grey, brown or blackish. They are distinguished from freshwater crocodiles (Crocodulus johnstoni) by their broad, more rounded snout and a pronounced raised section behind their necks.

Length: Females around 3 m, males around 5 m


Mangrove swamps, coastal marshes and river mouths. They can also be found out in the open ocean, as well as hundreds of kilometres upstream in the freshwater reaches of rivers; 0-200 m depth

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In Queensland, log south of Gladstone

Report sightings in Queensland to 1300 130 372


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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

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