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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

This photograph shows a subadult Tomistoma, captured on the Merang River, Sumatra, being measured by a local wildlife officer. Studies on the distribution of animals, and the size structure of animals within a population over time, can give researchers valuable information on how a species is faring within an ecosystem. Such studies are necessary on a fairly regular basis, to assess longterm changes and to be able to act on new information if it necessitates action.

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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