Freshwater Crocodile

The Life of Animals | Freshwater Crocodile | The freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni Crocodylus johnstoni or; see below), also known as the Australian freshwater crocodile, Johnston's Crocodile or colloquially as freshie, is a species of reptiles endemic to the northern regions of Australia. It is much Smaller than the other Australian species, the saltwater crocodile, the which is Responsible for attacks on people.

Their larger relatives Unlike saltwater, freshwater Crocodiles are not known as man-eaters and rarely cause fatalities although Will They bite in self-defense if cornered. The freshwater crocodile is a Relatively small crocodilian. This species is shy and has a Slender Snout more dangerous than the saltwater crocodile. Body scales are Relatively large, with wide, closely-knit armored plates on the back. 

Although the freshwater crocodile does not attack Humans as potential prey, it can deliver a nasty bite. An attack by a freshwater crocodile on a human was recorded at Barramundi Gorge (also known as Maguk) in Kakadu National Park and resulted in minor injuries; the victim managed to swim and walk away from the attack. Freshwater Crocodiles are found in the states of Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Main habitats include freshwater wetlands, billabongs, rivers and Creeks. They Compete poorly with saltwater Crocodiles; however this species is saltwater tolerant. Adult Crocodiles eat birds, bats, Reptiles, amphibians and fish, although larger individuals may take prey as large as a wallaby.

Until recently the Freshwater Crocodile was common in northern Australia, ESPECIALLY where saltwater Crocodiles are absent (Such as more arid inland areas and higher elevations). The Toad is poisonous to freshwater Crocodiles, although not to saltwater Crocodiles, and the Toad is rampant throughout the Australian wilderness of The Crocodiles are also infected by Griphobilharzia amoena, a parasitic trematode, in regions Such as Darwin. 

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