saltwater crocodile

noun

Definition of saltwater crocodile

: a large crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) of East Asia and Indonesia that is a saltwater or brackish water species common about the outlets of rivers but also encountered far from land, that in the male may attain a length of 19½ to 23 feet (six to seven meters), and that has been known to attack humans

called also estuarine crocodile

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“Saltwater crocodile.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saltwater%20crocodile. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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