This species is often timid and quick to flee from human disturbance, unlike the extremely lethal Saltwater Crocodile. However, swimmers who unintentionally come in contact with a submerged crocodile risk being bitten. The erosion of crocodile habitat and the deadly cane toad they devour are the greatest dangers to these reptiles.
In addition to being significantly smaller than other crocodile species, freshwater crocodiles also have sharper teeth and a narrower snout. The body and tail have lighter brown scales with darker stripes. About 100,000 of these crocodiles are thought to exist in the wild now.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No