Do crocodiles ever stop growing?
For starters, it’s a myth that crocs and gators never stop growing.
“No, crocodiles don’t grow indefinitely, prevented from exceeding the size of a small moon only because they get killed first by a competitor!” croc researcher Adam Britton told me..
Is lolong the biggest crocodile in the world?
Lolong has hit the big time—at 20.24 feet (6.17 meters) long, the saltwater crocodile is officially the largest in captivity, the Guinness World Records announced recently.
What is the largest saltwater crocodile ever recorded?
LolongLolong (died 10 February 2013) was the largest crocodile in captivity. He was a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) measured at 6.17 m (20 ft 3 in), and weighed 1,075 kg (2,370 lb), making him one of the largest crocodiles ever measured from snout-to-tail.
Which is bigger Nile crocodile vs saltwater crocodile?
Australia has saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) which are bigger than the Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus). The saltie is the world largest living reptile, growing to an average size of 6.7 m and weight around 2000 kgs.
How big can a crocodile grow?
Species of the dwarf crocodile Osteolaemus grow to an adult size of just 1.5 to 1.9 m (4.9 to 6.2 ft), whereas the saltwater crocodile can grow to sizes over 7 m (23 ft) and weigh 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Several other large species can reach over 5.2 m (17 ft) long and weigh over 900 kg (2,000 lb).
What is the longest alligator on record?
The largest alligator officially recorded in Florida was 17 feet, 5 inches, while the largest ever was 19 feet, three inches, reported in Louisiana.