The word crocodile is come from ancient Greek language which means biff lizard, one of the largest reptiles in this world are crocodiles, and they are aquatic animals. In indo pacific region the saltwater crocodiles are found and those are the biggest crocodiles present some of the large species are extinct all crocodiles are semi aquatic they use to live in fresh water or muddy places as well.
Some of the species are very dangerous size, species, ecology and behavior are different in differ kinds of crocodiles. They belong to carnivorous family and they feed birds, mammals, reptiles and fish’s geologist has found that there are 14 species of crocodile family who are extinct till now.
It is said that in past the size of crocodiles were way more bigger than the size found now a days, so it could be imagined that how big they will be they use lower and upper jaws to eat their food, they are considered as the dangerous species in the world.
So here is the list of top 10 largest Crocodile in the world 2017.
10. Slender-Snouted Crocodile
It found in Africa the size of this slender snouted crocodile is about 3.3 mm and weight is 205 KGS this is not more dangerous for the human but it mainly eat snakes, fishes, and other amphibians. This crocodile considered as opportunistic specie their teeth is very sharp they are also too much aggressive crocodile and live in fresh water. This female crocodile lays almost 16 eggs large in size mostly remain close to nest this crocodile has extra sence of hearing, smell and sight like other these type of animal the slender snouted nose eyes ears all up along the top of the head.
9. American Alligator
It also considered as largest crocodile in the world with the length of 5.3 meters and weight about 240 KGS that is huge in weight and size as well but female alligators small in size. It is one of two living spices in the genus Alligator they inhabits in freshwater feed fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and other things. International union for conservation of nature has least concern with American alligators, official state reptile of the spices of three like Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Firstly they classified by the French zoologist in 1801.
Tomistoma crocodile has average length of 4m and weight about 210 kg this female crocodile is smaller than the males but 4m long female crocodile declare as a largest crocodile in the world. Historically this is occurred in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, this crocodile live in fresh water and has very sharp teeth which are used for the catch to its prey mostly prey the fish the Jaw of this female crocodile is very long in size and sharp as well. V shape of this lower jaw is considered as slender; this is dark radish brown with dark brown and black spot.
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7. Mugger Crocodile
Mugger crocodile is the medium size reptile and found in the Indian sub content and they are living in the fresh water inhabitant and feeding birds, mammals, reptiles and fishes. It is been reported that mugger crocodile is famous for attacking human beings and they are very fond of meet as well. The average size of this crocodile is about 3.3 meters and the average weight is about 225 kilogram when he hunt he hide under the water and wait for his prey and then he attacked and feed this is one of the most dangerous specie in crocodile family.
Gharial is one of the most light weighted species and one of the most endanger specie in the world this black has average length of 4.3 meters and some reaching at 6.1 meters but the average weight of this specie is about 250 kilograms. Unlike other crocodiles the face of these crocodiles are very long and their weight is must lesser then any crocodile species they are native to Indian subcontinent famous for fish eating for their feed and they are found in fresh water rivers and lakes also dangerous to the human beings several cases has been reported by the attack of this longest reptile.
5. American Crocodile
This American crocodile is dangerous to humans and the average recorded size is about 4 meters and total weight is more than 340 kilograms with the speed of 10 mph and in water the speed recorded as 20 mph. These are the biggest reptiles found on the coastal areas of south and North America they use to live in fresh water even found in the see as well. American crocodiles is endangered species as its only found in America and also this specie is considered very dangerous to human beings every year there are several cases reported by the attacks of American crocodile.
4. Black Caiman
In the Amazon River this black caiman is the largest predator, mostly found in South America this is one of the largest member of the family. They live in the fresh water, mostly in lakes of South America unlike other members of the family this specie is not familiar to feed mammals, reptiles, birds, or fishes they are the bravest crocodile family members and they hunt dangerous prey like piranha, and anaconda. The size of black caiman is almost 3.9 meters long and the average weight is about 350 kilograms they have no record to attack on humans but they are capable of that.
3. Orinoco Crocodile
These crocodiles are so beautiful and they are endangered this crocodile is going to extinct soon because they are only found in Colombia and Venezuela. Their shape is so beautiful and the average size of these crocodiles are 4.1 meters and the total average weight is about 360 kilograms and some individuals are much bigger as they grow to 6.6 meters and their weight could be more than 600 kilograms. Orinoco is the third largest and very dangerous specie of crocodile family they eat mammals and reptiles.
2. Nile crocodile
This specie of crocodile is considered as the other largest in the world the average size of these crocodiles are more than 4.3 meters and they are so much aggressive and very dangerous to humans as well in every year there are almost 800 attacks done by Nile crocodile. They feed mammals, fishes, reptiles and birds also they came on the surface as well and approach their food silently, the jaws are so big that and mammal could easily eaten by this specie Nile crocodiles are one of the largest in this world and they are found in the regions of Asia, Australia, America, and Africa.
1. Saltwater Crocodile
One of the top biggest species of crocodiles is saltwater crocodile the average length of this specie is 4.3 meters and weight is more than 450 kilograms. The saltwater is the king of all reptiles but some of them are so big that the size could reach at 6.7 meters and weight could be 2000 kilograms this specie saltwater is very dangerous as in 1945 they killed 4000 japans soldiers. These crocodiles are the largest in reptilian family of animals the color of saltwater is grayish black and they are the most dangerous reptiles in this world.