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Saltwater Crocodile
14’-23’ | 4.25-7 m (Male); 7.5’-11’ | 2.30-3.35 m (Female)
Saltwater Crocodile
880-2200 lb | 400-1000 kg (Male); 180-220 lb | 82-100 kg (Female)
Saltwater Crocodile
70-100 (wild); 100-120 (captivity)

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Saltwater Crocodile
Dimensioned size comparison illustration of a Saltwater Crocodile compared to an average person

The Saltwater Crocodile, also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile, and saltie, is one of the largest living crocodiles. It is native to saltwater habitats and brackish wetlands including India’s east coast across Southeast Asia and the Sundaic region to northern Australia and Micronesia. The saltwater crocodile was hunted for its skin up until the 1970s, and today it is listed as least concern on the IUCN Red List. The species are hypercarnivorous apex predators, and they can overtake almost any animal that enters their territory. Saltwater crocodiles range in color with some retaining pale skin, while others may be so dark to appear black.

The typical male Saltwater Crocodile has an overall length of 14’-23’ (4.25-7 m), with females at lengths of 7.5’-11’ (2.30-3.35 m). An average male Saltwater Crocodile weighs between 880-2200 lb (400-1000 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 70-100 years in the wild.

Aerial plan view drawing of a Saltwater Crocodile walking
The Saltwater Crocodile is one of the largest living crocodiles. Saltwater Crocodiles are native to saltwater habitats and are hypercarnivorous apex predators, that can overtake almost any animal that enters their territory. Saltwater crocodiles range in color from pale to dark skin.

The typical male Saltwater Crocodile has an overall length of 14’-23’ (4.25-7 m), with females at lengths of 7.5’-11’ (2.30-3.35 m). An average male Saltwater Crocodile weighs between 880-2200 lb (400-1000 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 70-100 years in the wild.

Aerial plan view drawing of a Saltwater Crocodile walking
Saltwater Crocodile
Height:
Width:
Length:
14’-23’ | 4.25-7 m (Male); 7.5’-11’ | 2.30-3.35 m (Female)
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Weight:
880-2200 lb | 400-1000 kg (Male); 180-220 lb | 82-100 kg (Female)
Area:
Speed
15-18 mph | 24-29 km/h
Scientific Name
Crocodylus porosus
Lifespan
70-100 (wild); 100-120 (captivity)

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Saltwater Crocodile side elevation, side (person), plan

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