Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Slender-Snouted Crocodile

The slender-snouted crocodiles breeding season takes place at the start of the rainy season in January and February and lasts until July.

Slender-snouted crocodiles are considered to be sexually mature when they reach 2.0 to 2.5 meters in length, typically at 10-15 years.

Reproduction generally takes place at the start of the rainy season, oogenesis in females and spermatogenesis in males beginning in January and February. Copulation generally occurs soon after. After copulation, the embryo and its surrounding eggshell begin to develop. Two to three months later, around April, egg-laying occurs. The entire process lasts until July.


Image | ©️ R. Karthik, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Kelly, 2006; Lavinder & Pennington 2012; Waitkuwait, 1985, 1989)

Learn More About the Slender-Snouted Crocodile

 

Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: