Description

Salt Water Crocodile Skull measures 27.9 inches. Salt Water Crocodile Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Salt water crocodile or Crocodylus porosus is a crocodilian native to salt water habitats and brackish wetlands from India’s east coast across Southeast Asia and the Sundaic region to northern Australia and Micronesia.

Crocodylus porosus was hunted for its skin throughout its range up to the 1970s, and is threatened by illegal killing and habitat loss. It is regarded as dangerous for people who share the same environment.

Crocodylus porosus is often claimed to be the largest living crocodilian. Males grow to a length of up 20 ft. Females are much smaller and rarely surpass 9.8 ft. It is also known as the estuarine, Indo-Pacific, marine, sea crocodile or informally as saltie.

The Salt water crocodile or Crocodylus porosus is a large and opportunistic hypercarnivorous apex predator. It ambushes most of its prey and then drowns or swallows it whole.

It is capable of prevailing over almost any animal that enters its territory, including other apex predators such as sharks, varieties of freshwater and salt water fish including pelagic species, invertebrates such as crustaceans, various reptiles, birds and mammals, including humans.

The Salt water crocodile or Crocodylus porosus has a wide snout compared to most crocodiles. However, it has a longer snout than the mugger crocodile (C. palustris); its length is twice its width at the base. A pair of ridges runs from the eyes along the centre of the snout.

The scales are oval in shape and the scutes are either small compared to other species or commonly are entirely absent.

In addition, an obvious gap is also present between the cervical and dorsal shields, and small, triangular scutes are present between the posterior edges of the large, transversely arranged scutes in the dorsal shield.

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Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 27.9 × 11 × 8.5 in
Salt Water Crocodile Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Crocodylidae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species: C. porosus
Binomial name: Crocodylus porosus
Conservation status: Least concern