CROCODYLUS PALUSTRIS PDF
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IUCN VULNERABLE (VU). Facts about this animal. The Marsh Crocodile has a comparatively short snout, which is bluntly rounded at its tip, only to times . Crocodilus palustris — BOULENGER Oocodylus palustris palustris — DERANIYAGALA Crocodylus palustris palustris — WERMUTH. The Mugger is a medium-sized crocodile (maximum length. m), and has the broadest snout of any living member of the genus Crocodylus. It is principally.
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Share this image — Hide sharing options. The broad snout of the mugger makes it look more like paoustris alligator than a crocodile, but the large and visible fourth tooth indicates that it is a true crocodile.
The head is flat with the eyes, ears and nostrils all on the top to allow the mugger to submerge the rest of the body, but still keep these sensory organs above the water. The eye is protected by a clear third eyelid for underwater vision, and the windpipe can be plustris with a flap of skin to allow the crocodile to attack underwater without letting water into the lungs.
The mugger has webbed feet, but these are not used in swimming, as they are tucked against the body whilst the flat tail propels the mugger through the water 3. Juveniles are light tan in palusstris with black cross-banding on the body and tail but this fades with crocoxylus as the body becomes grey to brown 2. Males are larger than females 3. The mugger is a highly social species that communicates through visual and audible signals, has a dominance hierarchy and exhibits territoriality.
Males thrash their tails and lift their snouts to establish territories and gain dominance before courtship and mating. One month after mating, between February and April, the female lays 10 to 48 eggs in a palustrsi site that she returns to every year for much of her life.
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After 55 to 75 days of incubationthe eggs hatch and the hatchlings are carried to water by the female and sometimes even the male 5. The sex of the hatchlings is determined by the temperature at which they incubate. Males result from eggs incubated at The juvenile muggers remain in the territory for up to a year.
They reach sexual maturity at six years 5. Muggers consume crustaceansinsects and small fish when young, and move on to a diet of fish, frogs, crustaceansbirds, monkeys and squirrels in adulthood 2 5.
It was found in Bangladesh, but is now thought to be extinct there 5. Inhabits freshwater lakes, ponds and marshes, and may also be found in reservoirs, irrigation canals, human-made ponds and even coastal saltwater lagoons.
The mugger prefers fairly shallow, calm waters aplustris. Muggers have been crocodjlus in traditional Indian medicine, and have been hunted for sport and for their skin, particularly during the s and s. Hunting for their skin was the major factor that contributed to the decline of the mugger, but it is no longer the primary pressure on this species 5.
Habitat destruction for agricultural and industrial development 2egg predation by humans and drowning in fishing nets are the current threats that face the mugger 5. All wild populations of mugger are legally protected, and management programs intended to restore populations have been very successful 5.
Widespread captive breeding programs have restocked wild populations and now have a surplus of captive-bred crocodiles as suitable habitat is limited. The Mugger Management Project in Similipal, India was started in and was able to rebuild populations, provide muggers for restocking elsewhere, and resort eventually to farming the crocodiles 6.
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AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Also known as Broad-snouted crocodile, Indian swamp crocodile, marsh crocodile. American crocodile Crocodylus acutus. Philippine crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis.
Saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus. Mugger biology The mugger is a highly social species that communicates through visual and audible signals, has a dominance hierarchy and exhibits territoriality.
Common scarlet-darter Crocothemis erythraea. Senegal bluetail Ischnura senegalensis. Red-veined darter Sympetrum fonscolombii.
Mugger habitat Inhabits freshwater lakes, ponds and marshes, and may also be found in reservoirs, irrigation canals, human-made ponds and even coastal saltwater lagoons. White-faced heron Egretta novaehollandiae. Black tern Chlidonias niger. Common greenshank Palustria nebularia. Mugger threats Muggers have been used in traditional Indian medicine, and have been hunted for sport and for their skin, particularly during the s and s. Mugger conservation All wild populations of mugger are legally protected, and management programs intended to restore populations have been very successful 5.
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If you are able to help please contact: Glossary Crustacea Diverse group of arthropods a phylum of animals with jointed limbs and a hard chitinous exoskeleton characterised by the possession of cricodylus pairs of antennae, one pair of mandibles parts of the mouthparts used for handling and processing food and two pairs of maxillae appendages used in eating, which are located behind the mandibles.
Includes crabs, lobsters, shrimps, slaters, woodlice and barnacles.
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