Crocodiles are the largest and the heaviest of present-day reptiles. The largest representatives, the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) of Africa and the estuarine (or saltwater) crocodile (C. porosus) of Australia, attain lengths of up to 6 metres (20 feet) and weigh over 1, kg (about 2, pounds). American crocodile is a highly fecund species (38 clutch of eggs; fecundity over 20 after 15 years old) with a high adult survival rate and long life span. Like all true crocodilians, the American crocodile is a quadruped, with four short, stocky legs; a long, powerful tail; and a scaly hide with rows of ossified scutes running down its back Class: Reptilia.
Dec 21, · INCREDIBLE pictures show the moment a huge crocodile carries off a younger male before eating him. In one of the images taken in South Africa, the ravenous 13ft long, half-ton adult male digs its f Author: Tariq Tahir. The crocodilian form is adapted to an amphibious way of life. The body is elongated, and its long, muscular tail is well suited to rapid swimming.
An adult male saltwater crocodile, from young adults to older individuals, typically ranges to 6 m (11 ft 6 in to 19 ft 8 in) in length and weighs to 1, kg ( to 2, lb). On average, adult males range to m (14 ft 1 in to 16 ft 1 in) in . Claim: A photograph shows a foot-long crocodile that was killed in Australia in Miscaptioned.