Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
People and places in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
Date 11 August 2010, 16:06:35
Author Gianfranco Gori
The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African crocodile widespread throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, occurring mostly in the central, eastern, and southern regions of the continent and lives in different types of aquatic environments such as lakes, rivers and marshlands. Although capable of living in saline environments, this species is rarely found in saltwater, but occasionally inhabits deltas and brackish lakes. The range of this species once stretched northward throughout the Nile, as far north as the Nile delta.
Species: Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti, 1768
Synonyms: Crocodylus vulgaris Cuvier, 1802