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Cocodrilos – Información y características

Datos sobre cocodrilos

Fascinantes datos sobre algunos de los integrantes del orden Crocodilia como aligátores y cocodrilos, reptiles que han sido relacionados ¡con los grandes dinosaurios!

Información sobre cocodrilos

Anatomía de los cocodrilos

Características anatómicas más destacadas de los cocodrilos y la diferencia que estos tienen con los aligátores y gaviales, ya que son frecuentemente confundidos debido a su apariencia similar.

Alimentación de los cocodrilos

Ningún animal desea convertirse en la presa de cualquier miembro del orden Crocodilia. Estos reptiles poseen una fuerza impresionante para cazar desde el agua y casi nadie sale librado de su poder depredador.

Hábitat y distribución de los cocodrilos

Hábitat natural de los cocodrilos y regiones del mundo donde sus poblaciones son más abundantes. Su anatomía y sus necesidades como especie se relacionan al lugar donde habitan.

Reproducción de los cocodrilos

Etapas que conforman el ciclo reproductivo de los cocodrilos. Encuentro entre macho y hembra, cortejo, apareamiento, protección de los huevos y cuidado de las crías.

Depredadores de los cocodrilos

Resulta difícil pensar que un cocodrilo, caimán o aligátor adulto pueda convertirse en el alimento de un animal, pero existen tres depredadores poderosos que lo hacen realidad. En cuanto a las crías, los peligros son abundantes.

Tipos de cocodrilos

Especies de cocodrilo

Listado de especies que pertenecen al orden Crocodilia, entre los que se encuentran cocodrilos, aligátores, caimanes, gaviales y falsos gaviales. Información sobre especies extintas y modernas.

Cocodrilo del Nilo

Información sobre una de las especies más conocidas de cocodrilo: Crocodylus niloticus o cocodrilo del Nilo, el segundo más grande del mundo y muy popular por representar el terror en el río Nilo y otras partes de África.

Cocodrilo de agua salada

No es cualquier cocodrilo, es el reptil más grande del mundo y uno de los más agresivos. Su longitud puede llegar a casi siete metros de longitud y su mandíbula contiene hasta 68 dientes. Increíble, ¿no?

Cocodrilo cubano

El cocodrilo cubano es un ejemplar relativamente pequeño que posee fuertes piezas dentales con capacidad de triturar materiales resistentes, y gracias a sus dimensiones corporales muestra gran agilidad y rapidez en sus movimientos.

Cocodrilo Americano

El cocodrilo americano es una especie que habita desde el sur de los Estados Unidos hasta el Caribe y Centroamérica. Son unos hermosos reptiles de alrededor de cuatro metros de largo y 380 kg.

Cocodrilo enano

El cocodrilo enano es la especie más “pequeña” de cocodrilo con casi dos metros de largo. Habita en lagunas pantanosas y selvas tropicales de África.

Gavial

El gavial es inconfundible; su peculiar hocico alargado y lleno de filosos dientes son una de sus características más llamativas. Se encuentran en peligro crítico a consecuencia de la contaminación, la caza y el robo de huevos, entre otras problemáticas.

Caimán negro

Descripción y características del caimán negro, los miembros más grandes de la familia Alligatoridae. Estos imponentes reptiles son nativos de América del Sur, siendo muy comunes en el río Amazonas.

Aligátor americano

Existe una polémica en cuanto a su nombre, pues en algunas regiones se le conoce como caimán del Mississippi. Es un enorme reptil de agua dulce que se distribuye exclusivamente al sureste de los Estados Unidos.

Humanos y cocodrilos

Cocodrilos y seres humanos

La relación entre el ser humano y el cocodrilo ha tenido más experiencias negativas que positivas. El hombre practica la caza bajo el argumento de que estos reptiles son muy peligrosos, mientras otros señalan que la reducción de su hábitat los obliga a acercarse más a nosotros.

Cocodrilos en la cultura

Los cocodrilos y sus representaciones dentro de la cultura humana como figuras dentro de las tradiciones, el arte, la educación, entre otros ámbitos.

Granjas de cocodrilos

Los cocodrilos son animales muy atractivos, ya que la mezcla de su apariencia prehistórica con agresividad y poderosa mandíbula, hace que la gente despierte su interés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para mantener algunas granjas de cocodrilos, creadas para obtener sus partes corporales y comerciar con ellas.

Caza de cocodrilos

En el mundo abundan carteras, cinturones, zapatos y una variedad de productos fabricados con piel de cocodrilo. ¿Te unes a la moda o rechazas esta acción? Numerosos grupos ambientalistas luchan día con día para terminar con este acto hostil del hombre.

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Referencias

 

Animals, a visual encyclopedia. Smithsonian. 2012.

Uhlenbroek, Charlotte. Vida animal. Pearson Alhambra, 2009. Pp. 220, 401, 476

Alderton, David. The encyclopedia of animals. Chartwell books, Inc., 2009. Pp. 212-213.

F. W. Huchzermeyer. Crocodiles: Biology, Husbandry and Diseases. CABI publishing, 2003.

http://www.arkive.org

http://www.iucnredlist.org

http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodile

http:// www.crocodilian.com – Organizado por la Universidad de Bristol y el Museo de Historia Natural de la Florida.

http:// animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/crocodilian

http:// animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/

http:// www.wlf.louisiana.gov/alligator-hunting-regulations-overview

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Cocodrilos Multimedia

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Cocodrilo Del Nilo - África Salvaje

Cocodrilo Del Nilo – África Salvaje

Crías De Cocodrilo

Crías De Cocodrilo

Nutrias Gigantes Y Cocodrilos

Nutrias Gigantes Y Cocodrilos

Encuentro Submarino Con Cocodrilo Del Nilo

Encuentro Submarino Con Cocodrilo Del Nilo

Estivación Del Cocodrilo

Estivación Del Cocodrilo

Caimán Contra Capibara

Caimán Contra Capibara

Mortal Cocodrilo Del Nilo

Mortal Cocodrilo Del Nilo

Cocodrilo Contra Ñu Y Gacela

Cocodrilo Contra Ñu Y Gacela

Cocodrilos E Hipopótamos

Cocodrilos E Hipopótamos

Ataques En La Vida Salvaje

Ataques En La Vida Salvaje

Cocodrilos Del Nilo En Su Hábitat Natural

Cocodrilos Del Nilo En Su Hábitat Natural

Imágenes de Cocodrilos

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Aligátor Americano - Alligator mississippiensis

Aligátor Americano – Alligator mississippiensis

Cocodrilos Americanos En El Río

Cocodrilos Americanos En El Río

Gavial En El Agua

Gavial En El Agua

Aligátor De Florida Descansando

Aligátor De Florida Descansando

Cocodrilo Del Nilo En Parque Nacional Kruger

Cocodrilo Del Nilo En Parque Nacional Kruger

El Sagrado Cocodrilo De Bazoule Burkina Faso

El Sagrado Cocodrilo De Bazoule Burkina Faso

Cocodrilo Del Nilo En El Agua

Cocodrilo Del Nilo En El Agua

Cocodrilo Americano A La Orilla Del Río

Cocodrilo Americano A La Orilla Del Río

Caimán Cubierto De Arena

Caimán Cubierto De Arena

Gavial O Gavial Del Ganges

Gavial O Gavial Del Ganges

Cocodrilo Del Nilo (Crocodylus niloticus) Tratando de Capturar A Un Ñu

Cocodrilo Del Nilo (Crocodylus niloticus) Tratando de Capturar A Un Ñu

Cría De Aligátor Americano

Cría De Aligátor Americano

Aligátor Americano Comiendo Un Bagre

Aligátor Americano Comiendo Un Bagre

Joven Caimán Mostrando Sus Dientes

Joven Caimán Mostrando Sus Dientes

Caimán Saltando

Caimán Saltando

Joven Gavial o Gavial Del Ganges

Joven Gavial o Gavial Del Ganges

Enorme Cocodrilo En Un Zoológico

Enorme Cocodrilo En Un Zoológico

Cocodrilo De Agua Salada En Parque Nacional

Cocodrilo De Agua Salada En Parque Nacional

Gavial, Especie En Peligro Crítico

Gavial, Especie En Peligro Crítico

Cocodrilo de Agua Salada en Australia

Cocodrilo de Agua Salada en Australia

Aligátor Americano Durmiendo Bajo El Sol

Aligátor Americano Durmiendo Bajo El Sol

Perfil De Un Cocodrilo Cubano

Perfil De Un Cocodrilo Cubano

Caimán Negro En El Agua

Caimán Negro En El Agua

Cocodrilo Del Nilo A La Orilla Del Río

Cocodrilo Del Nilo A La Orilla Del Río

Close Up A Cocodrilo Americano

Close Up A Cocodrilo Americano

Cocodrilos Información y Características

Facts about Crocodiles, Alligators and Caimans

Información sobre Cocodrilos, Aligátores, Gaviales y Caimanes. Anatomía, Alimentación, Reproducción, Distribución y Hábitat y más. Datos sobre el Cocodrilo del Nilo, Caimán negro, Aligátor Americano, Gavial, entre otros.

Introducción a los Cocodrilos

¿Qué palabras se te vienen a la mente cuando piensas en cocodrilos? Tal vez la percepción que tengas de ellos no sea del todo positiva, pero la realidad es que son animales muy interesantes, muy inteligentes e incluso ¡muy protectores! Si no nos crees, es momento de que aprendas más sobre estos extraordinarios reptiles.

No son tiernos animales para acariciar pero sí para admirar a una determinada distancia. Ellos habitan ambientes hostiles y de muy difícil supervivencia, pero sus características anatómicas más sus habilidades naturales, los posicionan como los máximos depredadores de su hábitat una vez que alcanzan la edad adulta.

Lo más peculiar de los cocodrilos, caimanes, aligátores y gaviales es la piel gruesa y escamosa que los cubre de la cabeza a la cola. No en cada centímetro es así, pues en la zona ventral la capa de piel es más delgada y no contiene protuberancias, pero aun así no deja de ser muy fuerte.

Datos sobre Cocodrilos

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  • El cocodrilo de agua salada es considerado el reptil más grande del mundo.
  • Dependen completamente del agua para regular su temperatura corporal.
Más datos sobre cocodrilos…

Varían mucho de tamaño. Algunos como el cocodrilo enano (Osteolaemus tetraspis) o el caimán de Cuvier (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) son relativamente pequeños si los comparamos con los grandes cocodrilos como el del Nilo (Crocodylus niloticus) o más aún, con el de agua salada, también conocido como cocodrilo marino (Crocodylus porosus) que puede llegar a alcanzar casi ¡7 metros de longitud! ¿Te imaginas ver algo así frente a ti?

¿A qué se debe que su apariencia externa nos recuerde a seres prehistóricos? ¡Precisamente es por eso! Porque son seres prehistóricos que aparecieron hace 200 millones de años al igual que los dinosaurios y eso no es lo mejor, los restos fósiles han demostrado que conservan sus características anatómicas casi intactas. Se desconoce a ciencia cierta cómo lograron llegar hasta nuestros días, pero se cree que debido a la vida semiacuática que siempre han llevado, lograron refugiarse del peligro de la vida terrestre.

Viven en ríos, pantanos, arroyos, lagos, manglares y en cuerpos de aguas dulces y de aguas saladas. Habitan desde paisajes semiáridos hasta selvas tropicales con precipitaciones todo el año. Se mantienen en las regiones tropicales de América, África, Asia y Oceanía, y como todo reptil de sangre fría, no pueden sobrevivir en climas de frío extremo.

Como sabemos, los cocodrilos son seres carnívoros que necesitan de grandes cantidades de nutrientes para sobrevivir. Las crías y jóvenes, quienes ya muestran comportamientos depredadores, se alimentan de insectos y pequeños animales que rodean los ríos, pero si nos referimos a los adultos esto cambia por completo, pues son capaces de devorar grandes animales sin importar que tengan cuernos, colmillos o fuertes garras. Los cocodrilos son los amos del agua (junto con los hipopótamos) y no hay presa que no puedan capturar.

Son sigilosos y cautelosos al momento de planear su captura. Observan a su víctima a unos metros de distancia y van aproximándose poco a poco. La posición de sus ojos les permite observar sin ser detectados, además, el movimiento de las aguas y su coloración hace que luzcan como pedazos de troncos o rocas flotantes. Una vez que la distancia está medida, se sumergen completamente para posteriormente salir abruptamente y atrapar con sus poderosas mandíbulas a la descuidada presa.

La fuerza de los cocodrilos es impresionante, tanto así que están entre los cinco primeros animales con las mordidas más poderosas y letales del mundo. El cocodrilo de agua salada ocupa el primer puesto con sus 16,460 – 22,000 N o bien, 1,678.29 – 2,243.46 kg de presión por pulgada cuadrada, por encima de leones y tigres.

No todo es captura y depredación; también los cocodrilos tienen enemigos, y la cantidad es bastante. Los huevos, crías e individuos en etapa juvenil son los más vulnerables a los ataques de otros depredadores. El primer año de vida es el más difícil, ya que aún son pequeños y ligeros. Mapaches, serpientes, lagartos, aves rapaces, mangostas, entre muchos otros, son hábiles para robar huevos y recién nacidos. Existe un gran porcentaje de depredación, por lo que se puede decir que los cocodrilos no siempre están a salvo.

Otro gran depredador es el Homo sapiens. ¿Qué animal está a salvo del hombre? La verdad es que ninguno. Todos son afectados directa o indirectamente por las actividades humanas y no hay ser vivo en la Tierra que no sufra repercusiones; ni siquiera los poderosos cocodrilos.

Actividades como la caza deportiva (que es legal en algunas regiones) y caza furtiva, están amenazando la integridad de estos hermosos animales salvajes. Si a eso le agregamos el deterioro de su hábitat natural debido a la contaminación y redes de pesca olvidadas, el problema se hace más difícil de resolver.

Gran cantidad de cocodrilos mueren al año de forma trágica para que varios miles o millones de hombres y mujeres de buena posición económica puedan vestirse con alguna prenda fabricada con su piel. Actualmente hay materiales sintéticos que imitan tal textura y dan esa apariencia de cocodrilo. ¿Por qué no optar por algo así en vez de preferir la muerte de un ser vivo?

Especies de Cocodrilos

Índice – Especies de cocodrilos

Especies de cocodrilo

Listado de especies que pertenecen al orden Crocodilia, entre los que se encuentran cocodrilos, aligátores, caimanes, gaviales y falsos gaviales. Información sobre especies extintas y modernas.

Cocodrilo del Nilo

Información sobre una de las especies más conocidas de cocodrilo: Crocodylus niloticus o cocodrilo del Nilo, el segundo más grande del mundo y muy popular por representar el terror en el río Nilo y otras partes de África.

Cocodrilo de agua salada

No es cualquier cocodrilo, es el reptil más grande del mundo y uno de los más agresivos. Su longitud puede llegar a casi siete metros de longitud y su mandíbula contiene hasta 68 dientes. Increíble, ¿no?

Cocodrilo cubano

El cocodrilo cubano es un ejemplar relativamente pequeño que posee fuertes piezas dentales con capacidad de triturar materiales resistentes, y gracias a sus dimensiones corporales muestra gran agilidad y rapidez en sus movimientos.

Cocodrilo Americano

El cocodrilo americano es una especie que habita desde el sur de los Estados Unidos hasta el Caribe y Centroamérica. Son unos hermosos reptiles de alrededor de cuatro metros de largo y 380 kg.

Cocodrilo enano

El cocodrilo enano es la especie más “pequeña” de cocodrilo con casi dos metros de largo. Habita en lagunas pantanosas y selvas tropicales de África.

Gavial

El gavial es inconfundible; su peculiar hocico alargado y lleno de filosos dientes son una de sus características más llamativas. Se encuentran en peligro crítico a consecuencia de la contaminación, la caza y el robo de huevos, entre otras problemáticas.

Caimán negro

Descripción y características del caimán negro, los miembros más grandes de la familia Alligatoridae. Estos imponentes reptiles son nativos de América del Sur, siendo muy comunes en el río Amazonas.

Aligátor americano

Existe una polémica en cuanto a su nombre, pues en algunas regiones se le conoce como caimán del Mississippi. Es un enorme reptil de agua dulce que se distribuye exclusivamente al sureste de los Estados Unidos.

Humanos y Cocodrilos

Índice – Humanos y Cocodrilos

Cocodrilos y seres humanos

La relación entre el ser humano y el cocodrilo ha tenido más experiencias negativas que positivas. El hombre practica la caza bajo el argumento de que estos reptiles son muy peligrosos, mientras otros señalan que la reducción de su hábitat los obliga a acercarse más a nosotros.

Cocodrilos en la cultura

Los cocodrilos y sus representaciones dentro de la cultura humana como figuras dentro de las tradiciones, el arte, la educación, entre otros ámbitos.

Granjas de cocodrilos

Los cocodrilos son animales muy atractivos, ya que la mezcla de su apariencia prehistórica con agresividad y poderosa mandíbula, hace que la gente despierte su interés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para mantener algunas granjas de cocodrilos, creadas para obtener sus partes corporales y comerciar con ellas.

Caza de cocodrilos

En el mundo abundan carteras, cinturones, zapatos y una variedad de productos fabricados con piel de cocodrilo. ¿Te unes a la moda o rechazas esta acción? Numerosos grupos ambientalistas luchan día con día para terminar con este acto hostil del hombre.

Información sobre Cocodrilos

Índice – Información sobre cocodrilos

Anatomía de los cocodrilos

Características anatómicas más destacadas de los cocodrilos y la diferencia que estos tienen con los aligátores y gaviales, ya que son frecuentemente confundidos debido a su apariencia similar.

Alimentación de los cocodrilos

Ningún animal desea convertirse en la presa de cualquier miembro del orden Crocodilia. Estos reptiles poseen una fuerza impresionante para cazar desde el agua y casi nadie sale librado de su poder depredador.

Hábitat y distribución de los cocodrilos

Hábitat natural de los cocodrilos y regiones del mundo donde sus poblaciones son más abundantes. Su anatomía y sus necesidades como especie se relacionan al lugar donde habitan.

Reproducción de los cocodrilos

Etapas que conforman el ciclo reproductivo de los cocodrilos. Encuentro entre macho y hembra, cortejo, apareamiento, protección de los huevos y cuidado de las crías.

Depredadores de los cocodrilos

Resulta difícil pensar que un cocodrilo, caimán o aligátor adulto pueda convertirse en el alimento de un animal, pero existen tres depredadores poderosos que lo hacen realidad. En cuanto a las crías, los peligros son abundantes.

Facts about Crocodiles, Alligators, Caymans

Facts about Crocodiles, Alligators and Caimans

Facts about Crocodiles, Anatomy, Habitat, Feeding, Reprodution, Predators and more.  Nile Crocodile,
Saltwater Crocodile, American Alligator, American Crocodile, Black Caiman, Cuban Crocodile, Gharial

Introduction to Crocodiles

Crocodiles rank among the ugliest of all animal species. While most people agree that all baby animals are cute – this one along with snakes are the exception. It is a type of reptile and one that is well known for being quite dangerous. In fact, large animals including hippos won’t mess with them in the water.

The sizes of crocodiles varies significantly. It depends on the type of species as well as where they live. There are 23 known species of them found in the world. They live in various countries including the United States, India, Australia, Africa, Malaysia, and Pakistan. Many of them also have been relocated to crocodile farms.

Top Crocodile Facts

top crocodile facts

  • The fastest a crocodile has been recorded on land is 11 miles per hour.
  • They release heat through their mouths as they don’t have any sweat glands.
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The largest one that has been found is about 20 feet long and weighs close to a ton. What they feed on can play a huge role in what their overall size will be. If are very interested in this animal, it is worth your time to explore the various species in detail. Then you will have a way to compare the differences among them as well as see the ways that they are similar to each other.

You just never know what a crocodile is going to do. They can be slowly moving along or just observing the surroundings. Then – without warning – it will open its jaws and attack. They are often mistaken for alligators and even though they do fit into the same category of animals they are two different types of animals.

What is really amazing is that crocodiles have been around since the beginning of time. It is believed that they were walking around on Earth during the time of dinosaurs as well. While most other types of animals have gone through remarkable changes due to evolution in order to survive they are virtually unchanged after all that time. It is estimated that they are more than 200 million years old.

Even though crocodiles are almost always silent they can make some grunts and distress calls. In fact, they are believed to be the most vocal of all reptiles in the world. It is believed that they have more than 20 messages that they can send back and forth among their species to communicate.

They live isolated lives and seem to do very well in any give environment. They are highly intelligent animals with excellent memories. They have been noted to return to areas that they were taken from years after that occurred. They have a great sense of direction.

Crocodiles are very good hunters – waiting carefully for the right moment to give the element of surprise with their attack. The powerful jaws leave very little room for error. They also have extremely sharp teeth that they use to shred their prey with. They often start to tear it apart while it is still alive. The oldest one out there lives in Australia and is believed to be about 130 years old.

For many humans there is no love lost when it comes to crocodiles. Most people don’t like the way they look. They are often portrayed as evil and as very vicious animals. Even so, there are some locations where they are well protected. Anyone caught hunting them can be fined, placed in jail, or both.

There is still plenty that we don’t fully understand about crocodiles. This is part of what continues to make them so fascinating to researchers. They do have one of the most complex bodies of all animals. Yet it is one that continues to allow them to survive. Something they have been able to do for the past 200 million years.

References

 

Animals, a visual encyclopedia. Smithsonian. 2012.

Uhlenbroek, Charlotte. Vida animal. Pearson Alhambra, 2009. Pp. 220, 401, 476

Alderton, David. The encyclopedia of animals. Chartwell books, Inc., 2009. Pp. 212-213.

F. W. Huchzermeyer. Crocodiles: Biology, Husbandry and Diseases. CABI publishing, 2003.

http://www.arkive.org

http://www.iucnredlist.org

http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodile

http:// www.crocodilian.com – Organizado por la Universidad de Bristol y el Museo de Historia Natural de la Florida.

http:// animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/crocodilian

http:// animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/

http:// www.wlf.louisiana.gov/alligator-hunting-regulations-overview

Humans and Crocodiles

Humans and Crocodiles Index

  • Crocodiles and Humans  The war between humans and crocodiles has gone on since the beginning of recorded history. While in many cultures they have been hunted for food or to make items out of leather they are also destroyed to get rid of these strange looking reptiles.
  • Crocodile Farms There is quite a fascination with crocodiles which is why they often live in captivity on farms. These animals aren’t there due to being endangered as they have successfully thrived around the world for more than 200 million years.
  • Crocodile Hunting While it is illegal in some areas, crocodile hunting is a very common sport. Some people do it because they don’t like them around. In areas such as Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and Louisiana they are abundant.
  • Crocodiles in Culture There seems to be a huge amount of unsettled fears about the crocodile. Many people have never seen one in real life. Yet they do have a fear of these fierce animals
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  • Facts about Crocodiles, Alligators, Caymans Crocodile. Alligator and Caiman Facts and Information. Feeding, habitat, distribution, reproduction, anatomy and more. Facts about the Nile Crocodile, the Saltwater Crocodile, the Black Caiman, the American Alligator among others and the conservation efforts made to preserve them.
  • Crocodilia Genus Crocodilia is a genus that includes crocodiles, alligators, and caimans. However, they all have enough differences that they belong in different families.
  • Facts about Crocodiles Crocodiles may not seem like the most exciting animals out there, but you can still learn a lot about them. These animals have been around for more than 200 million years.
  • Crocodile-Alligator-Caiman Crocodiles are often mistaken for alligators and caimans. While they are similar there are significant differences among them. The snout is the biggest difference with the crocodile and the alligator.
  • Types of Crocodiles The main crocodilia genus like American Alligator, Nile Crocodile, Saltwater Crocodile, American Crocodile, Black Caiman, Cuban Crocodile, Gharial
  • Crocodile Species There are 23 different crocodile species that have been identified. They are found all over the world – in both salt water and fresh water.
  • American Alligator American Alligators are very large reptiles with the males being about 14 feet long. The females are quite a bit smaller at about 10 feet in length. Some of them have been documented as growing even larger than that.
  • Nile Crocodile Many people are impressed with the coloring of the Nile Crocodile which is an olive green. There are also plenty of spots on it that are dark black in color.
  • Saltwater Crocodile The Saltwater Crocodile is the biggest of all the reptiles out there. When you consider how large some of them are, this is a remarkable status to have.
  • American Crocodile The American Crocodile is the one that most people are familiar with. This is the type of crocodile that is usually portrayed in pictures for books and advertising.
  • Black Caiman As the name indicates, the Black Caiman is a dark color. This can range from a very dark gray and cover various shades of black. It is a scary looking creature to many people and is often coined as evil due to the red eyes.
  • Cuban Crocodile The brighter colors that the Cuban Crocodile features gains it plenty of attention. They have scales with a different appearance too – like it has small pebbles in it.
  • Gharial One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Gharial is that it has a long and thin snout. They have very tiny teeth with more than 100 of them in that limited amount of space.
  • Crocodile Anatomy The body of the crocodile is extremely complex which is one of the main reasons why researchers really find it a challenge to learn all about it.
  • Crocodile Feeding Crocodiles feed on a variety of different types of foods out there. They are opportunistic so they will take what they can find. Many people assume they are slow moving animals but that isn’t so.
  • Crocodile Habitat There are quite a few places out there where crocodiles live in the wild. They thrive in areas that are extremely warm due to the way in which their bodies regulate temperature.
  • Crocodile Reproduction For crocodiles the mating season usually will begin in August or September. Females are ready to mate when they are about 10 years of age. Males are ready to mate around 16 years of age.
  • Crocodile Predators We often spend so much time thinking of the crocodile as a predator that we fail to see what may be eating it. The smaller a crocodile is the more likely it is to become a meal.
  • Humans and Crocodiles Human and crocodile relationship like crocodile farms, crocodile hunting and crocodiles in culture
  • Crocodiles and Humans The war between humans and crocodiles has gone on since the beginning of recorded history. While in many cultures they have been hunted for food or to make items out of leather they are also destroyed to get rid of these strange looking reptiles.
  • Crocodile Farms There is quite a fascination with crocodiles which is why they often live in captivity on farms. These animals aren’t there due to being endangered as they have successfully thrived around the world for more than 200 million years.
  • Crocodile Hunting While it is illegal in some areas, crocodile hunting is a very common sport. Some people do it because they don’t like them around. In areas such as Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and Louisiana they are abundant.
  • Crocodiles in Culture There seems to be a huge amount of unsettled fears about the crocodile. Many people have never seen one in real life. Yet they do have a fear of these fierce animals.

Types of Crocodiles

Crocodile Species Index

  • Crocodile Species There are 23 different crocodile species that have been identified. They are found all over the world – in both salt water and fresh water.
  • American Alligator American Alligators are very large reptiles with the males being about 14 feet long. The females are quite a bit smaller at about 10 feet in length. Some of them have been documented as growing even larger than that.
  • Nile Crocodile Many people are impressed with the coloring of the Nile Crocodile which is an olive green. There are also plenty of spots on it that are dark black in color.
  • Saltwater Crocodile The Saltwater Crocodile is the biggest of all the reptiles out there. When you consider how large some of them are, this is a remarkable status to have.
  • American Crocodile The American Crocodile is the one that most people are familiar with. This is the type of crocodile that is usually portrayed in pictures for books and advertising.
  • Black Caiman As the name indicates, the Black Caiman is a dark color. This can range from a very dark gray and cover various shades of black. It is a scary looking creature to many people and is often coined as evil due to the red eyes.
  • Cuban Crocodile The brighter colors that the Cuban Crocodile features gains it plenty of attention. They have scales with a different appearance too – like it has small pebbles in it.
  • Gharial One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Gharial is that it has a long and thin snout. They have very tiny teeth with more than 100 of them in that limited amount of space.

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Crocodile Information

Crocodile Information Index

  • Crocodile Anatomy  The body of the crocodile is extremely complex which is one of the main reasons why researchers really find it a challenge to learn all about it.
  • Crocodile Feeding Crocodiles feed on a variety of different types of foods out there. They are opportunistic so they will take what they can find. Many people assume they are slow moving animals but that isn’t so.
  • Crocodile Habitat There are quite a few places out there where crocodiles live in the wild. They thrive in areas that are extremely warm due to the way in which their bodies regulate temperature.
  • Crocodile Reproduction For crocodiles the mating season usually will begin in August or September. Females are ready to mate when they are about 10 years of age. Males are ready to mate around 16 years of age.
  • Crocodile Predators We often spend so much time thinking of the crocodile as a predator that we fail to see what may be eating it. The smaller a crocodile is the more likely it is to become a meal
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Crocodile Pictures

Crocodile Pictures

 

American Alligator - Alligator Mississippiensis American Crocodiles in River Gavial or Gharial in the Water
American Alligator – Alligator Mississippiensis American Crocodiles in River Gavial or Gharial in the Water
Florida Alligator Resting Nile Crocodile In Kruger Park South Africa The Sacred Crocodiles Of Bazoule Burkina Faso
Florida Alligator Resting Nile Crocodile In Kruger Park South Africa The Sacred Crocodiles Of Bazoule Burkina Faso
Nile Crocodile in the Water American Alligator On River Bank Caiman Covered with Sand
Nile Crocodile in the Water American Alligator On River Bank Caiman Covered with Sand
Gharial also called Gavial Nile Crocodiles Crocodylus Niloticus Trying To Grab Blue Wildebeest American Alligator Baby
Gharial also called Gavial Nile Crocodiles Crocodylus Niloticus
Trying To Grab Blue Wildebeest
American Alligator Baby
American Alligator Eating A Catfish Young Caiman Showing His Teeth Caiman Jumping
American Alligator Eating A Catfish Young Caiman Showing His Teeth Caiman Jumping
Young Indian Gavial or Gharial Huge Crocodile in Zoo Saltwater Crocodile Crocodylus Porosus in Park
Young Indian Gavial or Gharial Huge Crocodile in Zoo Saltwater Crocodile Crocodylus Porosus in Park
indian gharial Saltwater Crocodile in Australia American Alligator Sleeping in the Sun
 Indian Gavial or Gharial Endangered Species  Saltwater Crocodile in Australia  American Alligator Sleeping in the Sun
Profile of a Cuban Crocodile Black Caiman in the Water Nile Crocodile on River Bank
 Profile of a Cuban Crocodile  Black Caiman in the Water  Nile Crocodile on River Bank
American Crocodile Closeup
 American Crocodile Closeup

Crocodile Videos

Crocodile Videos


The Nile Crocodile - Wild Africa Crocodile Hatchlings The Power Of Crocodile Teeth
The Nile Crocodile
Wild Africa
Crocodile Hatchlings The Power Of
Crocodile Teeth
Giant Otters And Crocodiles Underwater Encounter With Nile Crocodile Crocodile Aestivation
Giant Otters And
Crocodiles
Underwater Encounter
With Nile Crocodile
Crocodile Aestivation
Caiman Vs Capybara Deadly Nile Crocodile Crocodile Vs Wildebeest and Gazelle
Caiman Vs Capybara Deadly Nile Crocodile Crocodile Vs Wildebeest
and Gazelle
Crocodiles And Hippopotamus Lion Crocodile Attack Nile Crocodiles In Their Natural Habitat
 Crocodiles And
Hippopotamus
 Lion Crocodile Attack  Nile Crocodiles In
Their Natural Habitat