IUCN VULNERABLE (VU). Facts about this animal. The Marsh Crocodile has a comparatively short snout, which is bluntly rounded at its tip, only to times . Crocodilus palustris — BOULENGER Oocodylus palustris palustris — DERANIYAGALA Crocodylus palustris palustris — WERMUTH. The Mugger is a medium-sized crocodile (maximum length. m), and has the broadest snout of any living member of the genus Crocodylus. It is principally.

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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Muggers are crocdylus in fishing equipment and drown, and are killed in areas where fishermen perceive them as competition. This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Crocodilian, Tuatara, and Turtles Species of the World: Philippine crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis.

Reptarium The Reptile Database. It is generally thought of as having a similar ecology to A.

Mugger crocodile

Find more photos by Google images search: Von Skinken und anderen Echsen [Sri Lankas]. The mugger is a highly social species that communicates through visual and audible signals, has a dominance hierarchy and exhibits territoriality.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Journal of Biology and Earth Sciences. Mugger crocodile Crocodylus palustris Lesson, preys on a radiated tortoise in Sri Lanka.


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The Indian government has now called an end to all captive breeding programs in India 2. Crocodiles, their ecology, management, and conservation PDF. Then females excavate the young, pick them up in their snouts and take them to the water.

Marsh Crocodile

Production of new offspring was halted by the Indian Government in Mugger threats Muggers have been used in traditional Indian medicine, and have been hunted for sport and for their skin, particularly during the s and s. Charlie, and Whitehead, J.

Isberg; Chris Moran; Travis C. Journal of Threatened Taxa. In other words, India and southeast Asia. The reproduction cycle starts earliest in November at the onset of the cold season with courtship and mating.

Due to human activity and a long drought in the late s and early s, it had been pushed to the brink of extinction.

Accessed December 31, at https: Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. They reach sexual maturity at six years 5. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.

Like all crocodyus, they have an elongate, robust skull and jaw musculature. The snout is the broadest of any member of the Crocodylus genus, giving crocodylue mugger a more alligatorine appearance.


The Mugger, Crocodylus palustris, monster of the waters. The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed [V Whittaker, Treacher and Co. Since large muggers occasionally take livestock, this leads crocofylus conflict with local people living close to mugger habitat. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Muggers are medium to large crocodiles, reaching 4 to 5 meters in length.

The mugger crocodile preys on fishsnakesturtlesbirds and mammals including monkeyssquirrelsrodentsotters and dogs. Crocoydlus of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: All crocodiles, including the mugger, are highly social.

The majority of socializing occurs during the seasonal reproductive activities.

Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Following several tropical cyclones in andmuch of the habitat of the mugger crocodiles has been restored as formerly dry lakes and hamuns were flooded again.

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