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FAMILY:
ALLIGATORIDAE

A. mississippiensis
A. sinensis
C. crocodilus
C. c. apaporiensis
C. c. fuscus
C. latirostris
C. yacare
M. niger
P. palpebrosus
P. trigonatus

FAMILY:
CROCODYLIDAE

C. acutus
C. intermedius
C. johnstoni
C. mindorensis
C. moreletii
C. niloticus
C. novaeguineae
C. palustris
C. porosus
C. rhombifer
C. siamensis
M. cataphractus
O. tetraspis
T. schlegelii

FAMILY:
GAVIALIDAE

G. gangeticus

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Tomistoma schlegelii

A subadult Tomistoma, around 3 feet in length. This animal was captured on the Merang River in Sumatra. Juvenile Tomistoma have a dark chocolate brown base colour with black marks on the jaws and stripes on the rest of the body and tail. The head shape is sleeker than the adults. At this size fish, crustaceans and insects likely form the staple diet of this species.

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bezuijen

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Click Top down view of adult Tomistoma head Click Adult Tomistoma in Indonesia Click Subadult Tomistoma from Sumatra
Click Tomistoma egg Click Well developed embryo Click Large adult by canoe in Sumatra
Click Subadult being measured





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