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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Find out more To find out more about the mugger and about the conservation of crocodilians see: Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 1: A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Crocodile Specialist Group Working Meeting. Antiamoebic and antitumor compounds of crocodiles”.

This strategy is particularly effective during the nesting season.

Please contact me directly regarding updates or corrections. Retrieved from ” https: Following several tropical cyclones in andmuch of the habitat of the mugger crocodiles has been restored as formerly dry lakes and hamuns were flooded again. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.


Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Ray, Ikramul Haque The percentage of male hatchlings increases in late nests located in sunny sites.

Marsh Crocodile

Prefer slow-moving, shallower areas. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology. White-faced heron Egretta novaehollandiae.

The shadow of forgotten ancestors differently constrains the palustri of Alligatoroidea and Crocodyloidea. The incubation period is relatively short, days.

Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems: Rodents of Unusual Size. By balancing sticks and branches on their heads, they lure birds that are looking for nesting material.

Crocodylus palustris kimbula suggested for populations in Sri Lanka, but this is not officially recognised.

Crocodilian Species – Marsh Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris)

Family Gavialidae Gavialis Gharial G. Crocodylidae in river Saberi of Godavari system in southern Odisha, India: The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. The mugger crocodile is a powerful swimmer that uses its tail and hind feet to move forward, change direction and submerge.

Males have been observed to assist females in digging and protecting nest sites. Juveniles are light tan in colour with black cross-banding on the body and tail but this fades with age as the body becomes grey to brown 2.


Mugger crocodiles have been documented using lures to hunt birds. Mugger crocodile Conservation status. During the cold season it basks on riverbanks, lalustris are tolerant of others during this period.

Mugger crocodile

Mugger threats Muggers have been used in traditional Indian medicine, and have been hunted for sport and for their skin, particularly during the s and s. When the eggs finally hatch, they are crocodylua by the mother and sometimes even the father to nearby water.

Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Fauna of British India. Mugger crocodile, Swamp crocodile, Ppalustris crocodile G: Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek.

The mugger crocodile is considered a medium-sized crocodilian, but has the broadest snout among living crocodilians. Since large muggers occasionally take livestock, this leads to conflict with local people living close to mugger habitat. This information was most-recently updated January and is considered up-to-date.