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Siamese Crocodile

Siamese crocodile is a species of crocodile native to Southeast Asia. The species has extirpated to a great extent from its natural range.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Crocodilia
    Family Crocodylidae
    Genus Crocodylus
    Scientific Name Crocodylus siamensis


    Other Names Siamese Freshwater Crocodile, Singapore Small-grain, Soft-belly
    Size 2.1 m; large male individuals can grow to 4m whereas largest  female individual can measure 3.2 m
    Weight 40 to 70 kg; large male specimens can weigh 350 kg whereas large female specimens can weigh 150 kg
    Color Olive green with variation to dark green
    Distribution Indonesia (Borneo and possibly Java), Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, East Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam; However, it is extinct or almost extinct from most of the countries except Cambodia
    Habitat Slow-moving rivers and streams, lakes, seasonal oxbow lakes, swamplands, marshes
    Diet Mainly fish and snakes, also feed on amphibians and small mammals
    Breeding Season April – May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 15 to 50 eggs
    Incubation Period 70 to 80 days
    Reproductive Age Around 10 years of age
    Average Lifespan 25 to 35 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on November 24th 2016 by under Crocodiles. Article was last reviewed on 18th January 2018.

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