With their strong, laterally compressed tails acting as rudders and their webbed digits, crocodilians are perfectly adapted to life as amphibians. When diving, nostrils and outer ears are closed using special muscles. With eyes and nostrils protruding from the top of the head, there is no need for them to stick the entire head out of the water while breathing or stalking their prey.
Order: crocodilians; family: alligatorids
Invertebrates, fish, frogs, small reptiles, birds and mammals
Fast-flowing streams in primary forests, slowflowing rivers and flood plains
10–20 eggs; incubation ca. 3 months
Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)