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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Crocodile Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Vulnerable (V)
1990 Vulnerable (V)
1988 Endangered (E)
1986 Endangered (E)
1982 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Australia; Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Vanuatu; Viet Nam
Possibly extinct:
Regionally extinct:
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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
Movement patterns: Full Migrant

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 1996: e.T5668A11503588. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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