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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Lesson[1]. Find out more To find out more about the mugger and about the conservation of crocodilians see: In Gujarat, two muggers were found killed, one in with the tail cut off and internal organs missing; the other inalso with the croodylus cut off.

Crocodyllus and Jorge Cubo A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Inhabits freshwater lakes, ponds and marshes, and may also be found in reservoirs, irrigation canals, human-made ponds and even coastal saltwater lagoons. Mugger ‘high’-walking in National Chambal SanctuaryIndia. Caiman Broad-snouted caiman C.

Biogeographic Regions oriental native indian ocean native Habitat This species is not only found in freshwater lakes, ponds, and marshes, but it has adapted well to reserviors, irrigation canals, human-made palustrie, and even recently in coastal saltwater lagoons.


By balancing sticks and branches on their heads, they lure birds that are looking for nesting material.

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Crocodylus palustris? This strategy is particularly effective during the nesting season.

Red-veined darter Sympetrum fonscolombii. Human victims are dragged into the water and drowned, but are rarely consumed.

Mugger crocodile

The head is flat with the eyes, ears and nostrils all on the top to allow the mugger to submerge the rest of the body, but still keep these sensory organs above the water. Krokodile – Expeditionen palustriw den Erben der Saurier.

The mugger crocodile preys on fishsnakesturtlesbirds and mammals including monkeyssquirrelsrodentsotters and dogs. They grow about 4. Related articles on alligatorscaimanscrocodiles and gharials. The mugger has been known to lay two clutches in one year while being kept in captivity, but little is known about the individuals in the wild.

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. The mugger crocodile is a powerful swimmer that uses its tail and hind feet to move forward, change direction and submerge. Muggers have been used in traditional Indian medicine, and have been hunted for sport and for their skin, particularly during the s and s.

Crocodilian Species – Marsh Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris)

They lay up to two clutches with 8 to 46 eggs each. Cuvier’s dwarf caiman P.


Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. They reach sexual maturity at six years 5. Philippine crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis. Adults are generally grey to brown, with crocodyluss banding remaining. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Crocodylus palustris Lesson[1]. Please contact me directly regarding updates or corrections. Crocodylus palustris Mugger crocodile, Swamp crocodile Facebook.

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.

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Global Ecology and Biogeography Global Ecol. Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems: Our Nature Molecular phylogenetic analyses of genus Crocodylus Eusuchia, Crocodylia, Crocodylidae and the taxonomic position of Crocodylus porosus. Review and analysis of human and Mugger Crocodile conflict in Gujarat, India from to Uses authors parameter link CS1 maint: Edizioni Belvedere, Latina Italypp.