Where do Crocodiles Live
Even though there are american alligators in North America, there are also crocodiles, they are mostly found in Florida or Caribbean Islands.
Where do American Crocodiles live
The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is the most common crocodilian species found in the American continent. These crocodiles are abundant in the southern Florida, southern Mexico, Columbia, Ecuador, Greater Antilles and the Caribbean Islands.
They are also found in Costa Rica, and in the lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic, with only a few of them found in Jamaica. The species occupies different habitats which include mangrove swamps, river mouths and both saltwater lakes and fresh waters.
Where do Orinoco Crocodiles live
The Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) has a very limited distribution and habitat as the species is only found in the Orinoco River basin in Venezuela and Columbia. They have also been sighted in the island of Trinidad and are often confused with the American crocodile.
In the present day they inhabit Los Llanos savannah and the seasonal freshwater rivers. Very few remain in the wild today and they are considered a critically endangered species. In the past it occupied diverse habitats ranging from the riparian habitats including tropical forests to the streams of Andes mountains foothills.
Where do Cuban Crocodiles live
The Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) is found only in Cuba like it's name indicates. Its found in the waters of Isle of Youth and the Zapata Swamp but their numbers are very limited. The species previously existed also in the Caribbean and the Cayman Islands. These small crocodiles seem to favor the freshwater habitats such as rivers, marshes and swamps.
Where do Philippine Crocodiles live
The Philippine crocodile lives in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, Babuyan Islands, San Mariano, the Abra province, Isabela, and Dalupiri Island. They are no longer found in Jolo, Negros Island, Masbate, Basuanga, and Samar.
Where do Siamese Crocodiles live
The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) historically lived in much of the habitats in Southeast Asia, it was found in Cambodia, Indonesia (Borneo and possibly Java), Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, and Burma. They are now extinct in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma and Brunei. They are found in freshwater habitats, like rivers, streams, marshes, swamplands, and lakes or oxbow lakes.
Where do Morelet’s Crocodiles live
The Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) are mainly found in freshwater habitats in Central America extending towards Gulf of Mexico, Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize. They inhabit freshwater marshes, swamps, in lakes, and in rivers living in isolated places which are secluded.They can also be found in brackish waters and in the grassy savannas in Yucatan Peninsula. The Morelet crocodile's territory often overlaps with that of the American crocodile.
Where do New Guinea Crocodiles live
The New Guinea Crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae) is predominantly found inhabiting in freshwater swamps alongside lakes, mainly in the interior. The species is able to tolerate saltwater but isn't often found in brackish coastal waters.
Where do Saltwater Crocodiles live
The saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is widespread throughout India, apart from India the species also inhabits the Northern Australia, it's here that you may commonly find large crocodiles thriving in the waters of Daly, Adelaide, and Mary Rivers. In Australia alone there are an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 saltwater crocodiles.
The saltwater crocodile or estuarine crocodile was once widespread all throughout south-east Asia but is now extinct in this range. It is believed to go extinct in much of its former habitats in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. It's also critically endangered in Myanmar and disappeared from the Mekong Delta in the 1980s. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the population is erratic.
Saltwater crocodiles can travel great distances by sea, however, they spend most of their time in freshwater swamps including rivers and other tropical waters. The males are highly dominant and they fiercely occupy territories.
Where do Freshwater Crocodiles live
The freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni) can only be found in Australia, where it inhabits the northern parts of the states of Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland. Their main habitats are rivers, wetlands, creeks, and billabongs.
They are able to survive in places where the saltwater crocodile cannot, so they live in Kakadu National Park, under dry rocky conditions they also inhabit the Katherine Gorge because there they don't come in direct conflict with the bigger saltwater crocodile.
Where do Nile Crocodiles live
The nile crocodile despite its name is widespread all throughout the African continent in nowadays, and their historical range was even wider. The species occupies a wide range of the Mediterranean coast in the Nile river delta in Egypt, alongside Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Gabon, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Burundi,Zimbabwe, South Africa, South Cameroon, Sudan, Malawi, Botswana, and Sudan.
They are also found in Madagascar and Senegal, but became extinct in Seychelles in the 19th century. Nile crocodiles are widely distributed throughout Lake Chad, Cunene, Senegal River, and Okavango Delta. They inhabit rivers and lakes, marshes and dams. Some of them have even adapted to dwelling in caves never leaving them.
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The saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile alive today.