Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Slender-snouted crocodiles are endemic to central Africa from Senegal in the west, Tanzania in the east, Chad in the north, and Zambia in the south.

Slender-snouted crocodiles are native to central Africa, from as far west as Senegal, to Tanzania in the east, as far north as Chad, Mali, and Mauritania, and as far south as Zambia and Angola. The Saint Paul, Mafa, and Saint John Rivers are all Liberian rivers in which this species occurs. Slender-snouted crocodiles have also been reported in areas of Cameroon and Gabon.

Historically, the slender-snouted crocodile was widely distributed throughout West and Central Africa, but recent surveys suggest that its distribution has changed as a result of local extirpations. The most comprehensive ecological studies on wild individuals were completed in 1989 and 2013.


Image | ©️ John Wright, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Abercrombie, 1976; Groombridge, 1982; Kofron, 1992; Lavinder & Pennington 2012; Pauwels, et al., 2003; Radley & Sherlock, 2001; Shirley, 2014; Waitkuwait, 1989)

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