Location :Africa , Asia , Central-America , North-America , Oceania ,South-Americ
habitat : Rivers, lakes, marshes, lagoons, mangrove swamps and estuaries
Diet : Carnivore
Lifestyle : Nocturnal
Favorite Food : Fish, crustaceans
Type : Reptile
Average Litter Size :25-30 eggs
Colour : Brown , Grey , Black . Dull Olive
Skin Type :Plate-like scales
Top Speed : 25 mph
Lifespan :20 – 70 years
Weight : 18kg – 1,000kg (40lbs – 2,200lbs)
Height : 1.7m – 7m (5.5ft – 23ft)
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- Although most crocodile species inhabit freshwater regions such as swamps, rivers and lakes, there are a number of species that venture into more salty waters around the coasts.
- American crocodiles are often found in estuaries and lagoons close to the shores but are able to deal with the higher salinity levels by drinking large amounts of freshwater whenever possible, and by removing salt from the body by secreting crocodiles tears through the glands on their face.
- In periods of drought, they are also known to burrow deep into the mud in order to stop their bodies from drying out and will not eat anything until the water returns.
- On the other side of the world, estuarine crocodiles have been observed eating pebbles found on the riverbeds.
- The process of this is thought to help to grind up their food, therefore aiding digestion but also acts as a ballast to help with buoyancy while floating on the surface of the water