Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Slender-snouted crocodiles do not secrete chitinases, so any chitinous or keratinous substances, such as hair or mollusk shells, accumulate in the gut and are ejected through the mouth.

Slender-snouted crocodilians do not secrete chitinases, so any chitinous or keratinous substances such as hair or mollusk shells accumulate in the gut and are most likely ejected through the mouth (which has been observed many times in captive individuals).


Image | ©️ Markus Schroeder, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Grigg & Gans, 1993; Lavinder & Pennington 2012; Pauwels, et al., 2003; Platt, et al., 2002)

 

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