Saltwater Crocodile, also called the Estuarine, lives
mainly in freshwater rivers and swamps, but is at home in
brakish estuary waters, coasts and has even been recorded
kilometres out to sea with barnacles on its scales. Native
to northern Australia, much of Southeast Asia and eastern
India, it is the world's largest living reptile and largest
land predator. Large males can grow to over 6 metres (over 20 ft) long. Its
lifespan can be in excess of 70 years.
Its colour is grey with pebbled dark and light scales and a
broad snout -- not to be confused with Australia's smaller
Freshwater Crocodile, Crocodylus johnsoni, which is
plain brown and has a slender snout.