13 World’s heaviest living reptiles

The Reptiles are including Crocodiles, Lizards and snakes, Plesiosaurs, Ichthyosaurs, Tuataras, Turtles, and Pterosaurs. The Crocodile species weighing heavier than other reptiles. Saltwater Crocodile (7 meters long and weighing up to 2,000 kg) is known largest living reptile on earth and accepted by Guinness world records. Nile and Orinoco crocodile are second and third largest crocodiles after saltwater crocodile and the Leatherback sea turtle is the largest turtle and fourth largest reptile. The documented largest reptiles maximum mass below are estimated and some are confirmed officially.

13. Slender-snouted crocodile

This crocodile found in central and western Africa, have thin snout built for catching prey. Its body is longer with medium-sized personality. It is hunt fish, snakes, amphibians and crustaceans, most of the crocodile found individually.

Maximum Mass: 325 Kg
Average Length: 10.8 feet

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/WSS/post.php?blog=33&post=3499

12. Galapagos tortoise

13th largest living reptiles and third largest in turtle family, its lifespan is around 170 years one of the longest living Animals. The population of Galapagos population dropped from 25,000 to 19,317 due to killed for food and oil.

Maximum Mass: 400 Kg
Average Length: 4.9 feet

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/galapagos-tortoise/

11. Aldabra giant tortoise

The tortoise lives in the islands of the Aldabra in the Seychelles lies 1,500km east of mainland southeast Africa. The Aldabra tortoise is found in the herbs and individually on open grassland and longest-lived animals on the planet and thought to be live average 200 years. the longest-lived tortoise is lived at the Kolkata Zoo in India which dead in March 2006 measured lifespan of 255 years.

Maximum Mass: 360 Kg
Average Length: 4.6 feet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldabra_giant_tortoise

10. False Gharial

The crocodile also known as Malayan Gharial belongs to Tomistominae family, is endangered species by IUCN. The population estimated less than 2,500 individuals.

Maximum Mass: 500 Kg
Average Length: 13.1 feet

http://www.redorbit.com/education/reference_library/animal_kingdom/reptilia/2578312/false_gharial_malayan_gharial/

9. Mugger crocodile

The mugger crocodile also called by many names including Indian, Indus, Marsh Crocodile, is found in the Indian subcontinent and neighbor countries. The mugger preys variety of species with their singular perfect skills.

Maximum Mass: 550 Kg
Average Length: 10.8 feet

http://www.itsnature.org/ground/reptiles-land/mugger-crocodile/

8. American alligator

The majority of the American alligator are in the southeastern United States, lives in swamps, streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes with tropical climates, it consumes Amphibians, reptiles, fish and mammals.

Maximum Mass: 1,000 Kg
Average Length: 11.2 feet

http://www.daufuskieislandconservancy.org/index.php?page=american-alligator

7. Gharial

The Gharial is the crocodile lives in river systems of the western part of India and Pakistan, the most endangered species estimated population is less than 235 Gharial left. It has long thin snout with 110 sharp teeth and most of the Gharial kept in Zoo and Zoological Park to secure the gharial species.

Maximum Mass: 1,010 Kg
Average Length: 14.8 feet

http://rateeveryanimal.com/2011/11/28/gharial/

6. American crocodile

The population of American crocodile lies in Coasts of southern Mexico to South America, and Peru, Venezuela, also lives in the west of the African continent. The crocodile usually feeding average sized mammals and fishes and found in beaches and island establishments with any fresh water source.

Maximum Mass: 1,030 Kg
Average Length: 13.1 feet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_crocodile

5. Black caiman

The Black caiman can be found in the Amazon basin of South America and lives in lakes and rivers, is the largest predator in the Amazon ecosystem, feeding on a mixture of fish, birds, reptiles, and mammals. The black caiman has endangered predator due to killed for leather and meat in the 1970s.

Maximum Mass: 1,040 Kg
Average Length: 12.8 feet

http://www.planetstillalive.com/america/amazonia-2/batrachians-reptiles/

4. Leatherback sea turtle

The largest living turtles in the world, majorly found in tropical and subtropical oceans including Alaska, Norway, Eastern and western Pacific oceans. The population dramatically reduced from 1980 at 115,000 to 43,000 (recent population report), its top speed is around 10.5 km/hour.

Maximum Mass: 1,060 Kg
Average Length: 6.6 feet

http://nmlc.org/2011/07/sea-turtles-part-3-leatherbacks-loggerheads-and-greens/

3. Orinoco crocodile

Most endangered Crocodile only 547 left in the wild, can be found in South America, Venezuela, and Columbia in the freshwater environment. The Orinoco is the largest predator in South America, and the population fell due to wide hunting for their skins in the 19th and 20th century.

Maximum Mass: 1,090 Kg
Average Length: 13.5 feet

http://www.konicaminolta.com/kids/endangered_animals/library/sea/orinoco-crocodile.html

2. Nile crocodile

The Nile crocodile is the confirmed second largest crocodile in the world, found in the part of central, eastern and south of the African continent, lives commonly in lakes, marshlands, rivers with different types of environment.

Maximum Mass: 1,100 Kg
Average Length: 13.8 feet

http://planetsave.com/2013/06/14/crocodiles-alligators-caimans-and-gharials-crocodilian-facts-and-images-10-friday-photos/

1. Saltwater Crocodile

The Saltwater Crocodile commonly found in Eastern Coast of India. Southeast Asia and northern Australia, also called as Indo-Pacific crocodile and is the largest of all living reptiles and largest terrestrial predator in the world. The longest unconfirmed reported Saltwater crocodile was in the Bay of Bengal and reported 10 meters long. The Saltwater Crocodiles are the heaviest living reptile in the World.

Maximum Mass: 2,000 Kg
Average Length: 14.8 feet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltwater_crocodile

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