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Crocodylus porosus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA CROCODYLIA CROCODYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocodylus porosus
Species Authority: Schneider, 1801
Common Name(s):
English Salt-water Crocodile, Estuarine Crocodile
French Crocodile d'estuaire, Crocodile marin
Spanish Cocodrilo Poroso

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Crocodile Specialist Group
History:
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Vulnerable (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Australia; Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Vanuatu; Viet Nam
Possibly extinct:
Thailand
Regionally extinct:
Singapore
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inland lakes, swamps and marshes as well as coastal brackish waters and tidal sections of rivers. Terrestial nest sites and basking areas.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater; Marine

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I (except the populations of Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, which are included in Appendix II).

Citation: Crocodile Specialist Group 1996. Crocodylus porosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
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