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Sunda gharials are among the largest of the crocodilians, reaching a maximum length of 5 to 6 metres. Before laying their eggs the females build mound nests out of earth and plant material, in which they deposit their eggs. As is the case for all crocodilians, the sex of the Sunda gharial is not genetically determined, but dependent on the temperature inside the mound nests.


ClassificationOrder crocodiles, family genuine crocodiles
DietPredominantly fish, but also amphibians, reptiles, birds and smaller mammals
HabitatLakes and rivers in swampland forests
ReproductionEgg deposition in nest hills; 20–60 eggs; incubation: 72–90 days; sexual maturity at 5–8 years; maximum age: above 70 years

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Sunda-Gavial