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Species profile—Crocodylus porosus (estuarine crocodile)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Crocodylidae (crocodiles) → Crocodylus porosus (estuarine crocodile)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Crocodylidae (crocodiles)
Scientific name
Crocodylus porosus Schneider, 1801
Common name
estuarine crocodile
Type reference
Schneider, G.J. (1801). Historiae Amphibiorum naturalis et literariae. fasc. sec. Jena : Frommani vi 374 pp.
WildNet taxon ID
584
Alternate name(s)
saltwater crocodile
Indo-pacific crocodile
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Potentially Aggressive
Species environment
All 3

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=584

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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