A Crocodile is a species related to the family Crocodylidae. The term can also be used more widely to add all extant members of the order Crocodilia. Member species of the family Crodylidae are large living in or near water reptiles that live throughout the part of the world between The Tropics of Cancer and Capricon in Africa, Asia, Australia and America. Crocodiles stretch to congregate in freshwater places like rivers, lakes and wetlands. Crocodiles eat mostly vertebrates (having back bone) like fish, mammals, reptiles and in some cases also feed on invertebrates, depending on species.
Crocodiles were firstly found about 55 millions years ago during the Eocene Epoch. The crocodile word came from the Ancient Greek word means “Lizard” living in water, or Lizard of the river.
A Crocodile’s physical structure allow it to be a victorious predator. Its streamlined body helps it to swim softly and Rapidly. It also crams its feet to the side while swimming, that decrease water resistance and increases its speed. Its woven like feet through the water, but help it to make fast turns and moves in the water.
Woven and webbed feet are useful in no great depth water where animals usually moves around by walking.
Crocodile attacks very fastly from short distance, even out of water. They hunt by seizing suddenly and holding onto their Plunder. they have unfold sharp teeth for drawing as under and holding onto flesh. Their strong and powerful muscles help them to close their jaws and hold them shut, while they are holding their prey.
Crocodile’s Jaws are most powerful from any animal to bite. The pressure of its bits is approximately 5,000 pounds per square inch.
Here are different kinds and names of Crocodiles:-:
- Crocodylus Acutus
- Crocodylus Cataphractus
- Crocodylus Intermedius
- Crocodylus Johnstoni
- Crocodylus Mindorensis
- Crocodylus Moreleti
- Crocodylus Niloticus
- Crocodylus Novaeguineae
- Crocodylus Palustris
- Crocodylus Porosus
- Crocodylus Rhombifer
- Crocodylus Siamensis
- Osteolamus Tetraspis
- Tomistoma Schlegeli