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Freshwater crocodile

freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni)
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland
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Crocodylus johnstoni - Krefft, 1873
Pronunciation  crock-oh-DILL-uss   JOHN-ston-ee
Etymology  Crocodylus: 'crocodile'.
johnstoni: after Mr Johnston, the first European to report it to science. Krefft repeatedly mis-spelled the species name as "johnsoni" in his initial description, but later corrected it. According to the rules of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature the original, unintentional name is the correct name, but most people and publications use "johnstoni" as Krefft had intended.
Other names  Johnstone's crocodile
Crocodylus johnsoni 
 
Total length
Species avg: 300 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Average: 13
Range: 4 - 20
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

Coast and hinterland of northern and north-eastern Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Habitat

Generally confined to permanent freshwater rivers, lagoons and billabongs.

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