Tomistoma schelgelii / False gharial
- swampy rainforests with rivers and lakes
- Fish, but also other vertebrates; as juvenile also invertebrates
- Gestation/breeding period
- 72 - 90 days
- Mode of life
~ 6 m
~ 300 kg
~ 60 years
How endangered are False gharials?
by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)
- Not evaluated
- Data deficient
- Least concern
- Near threatened
- Critically endangered
- Extinct in the wild
Did you know?
False gharials lay the largest eggs of all crocodiles at 7.5 centimetres.
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