13 World’s heaviest living reptiles

Crocodiles, lizards and snakes, Plesiosaurs, Ichthyosaurs, Tuataras, Turtles, and Pterosaurs are among the list’s heaviest reptiles. Crocodile species are heavier than other reptiles. The Saltwater Crocodile (up to 7 meters long and weighing up to 2,000 kilograms) is the world’s biggest living reptile, according to Guinness World Records. After saltwater crocodiles, the Nile and Orinoco crocodiles are the second and third biggest crocodiles, respectively, while the Leatherback sea turtle is the largest turtle and fourth-largest reptile. The maximum mass of the biggest reptiles listed here is approximated, with some officially confirmed.

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13. Slender-snouted crocodile

This slender-snouted crocodile, which can be found in central and western Africa, has a narrow snout designed for capturing prey. It has a longer physique and a medium-sized personality. It hunts fish, snakes, amphibians, and crustaceans, and the majority of the crocodiles are discovered singly.

Maximum Mass: 325 Kg
Average Length: 10.8 feet

12. Galapagos tortoise

It is the 13th largest known reptile and the third-largest in the turtle family, with a lifetime of about 170 years, making it one of the oldest surviving animals. The Galapagos population fell from 25,000 to 19,317 as a result of being slaughtered for food and oil.

Maximum Mass: 400 Kg
Average Length: 4.9 feet

11. Aldabra giant tortoise

The tortoise lives on the Aldabra Islands in Seychelles, which are 1,500 kilometers east of mainland Southeast Africa. The Aldabra tortoise is found in the vegetation and separately on open grassland and is considered to be the world’s longest-living mammal, living an average of 200 years. The longest-living tortoise lived in the Kolkata Zoo in India, where it died in March 2006 after a 255-year lifetime.

Maximum Mass: 360 Kg
Average Length: 4.6 feet

10. False Gharial

The IUCN lists the crocodile as an endangered species in the Tomistominae family, commonly known as the Malayan Gharial, The population is believed to be less than 2,500 people.

Maximum Mass: 500 Kg
Average Length: 13.1 feet

9. Mugger crocodile

The mugger crocodile, also known as the Indian, Indus, or Marsh Crocodile, can be found in the Indian subcontinent and adjacent countries. There are a variety of mugger crocodiles.

Maximum Mass: 550 Kg
Average Length: 10.8 feet

8. American alligator

The majority of American alligators live in swamps, streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes with tropical temperatures, and it feed primarily on amphibians, reptiles, fish, and mammals.

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

7. Gharial

The Gharial is a crocodile that lives in river systems in western India and Pakistan. It is one of the most endangered species, with just 235 Gharial left. Gharials have a long, narrow snout with 110 sharp teeth, and the majority of them are housed in zoos and zoological parks to protect the species.

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

6. American crocodile

The population of American crocodiles lives along the coasts of southern Mexico and South America, as well as in Peru and Venezuela in the west of Africa. The crocodile feeds mainly medium-sized animals and fish and can be found on beaches and in islands with river systems.

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

5. Black caiman

The black caiman is the Amazon ecosystem’s greatest predator, which lives in lakes and rivers in the Amazon basin of South America. It’s preying on a variety of fish, birds, reptiles, and mammals. It has become endangered as a result of the black caiman’s slaughter for leather and meat in the 1970s.

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

4. Leatherback sea turtle

The world’s largest living turtles, found mostly in tropical and subtropical waters like as in Alaska, Norway, and the Eastern and Western Pacific Oceans. Its population has dropped significantly from 115,000 in 1980 to 43,000 today (according to a recent population report), and its highest speed is about 10.5 km/h.

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

3. Orinoco crocodile

The most endangered Crocodiles, with just 547 left in the wild, may be found in freshwater environments in South America, Venezuela, and Columbia. The Orinoco is South America’s biggest predator, and its population has declined due to intensive skin hunting in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

2. Nile crocodile

The Nile crocodile is the world’s proven second-biggest crocodile, located in parts of central, eastern, and southern Africa. It lives in lakes, marshlands, and rivers in a variety of environments.

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

1. Saltwater Crocodile

The Saltwater Crocodile is a normal sight on India’s eastern coast. The Indo-Pacific crocodile, which is found in Southeast Asia and northern Australia, is the world’s biggest living reptile and terrestrial predator. The longest reported saltwater crocodile was 10 meters long and was found in the Bay of Bengal. Saltwater crocodiles are the world’s heaviest living reptiles.

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