Gharial

  • GHARIAL
  • GHARIAL
  • GHARIAL
  • GHARIAL
  • GHARIAL
  • GHARIAL

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Scientific Name Gavialis gangeticus

Description

Gharials are found in Himalayan-fed river systems: Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra rivers, to the coast of Burma, Northern and eastern India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Gharia is uniformly dark olive-gray with a pale yellow belly. Gharials have an extremely elongated snout. The teeth are needle-like and the eyes green frosted with back. A large male can reach 23 feet in length, and a female 15 feet.

Fun Facts

  • The well-developed, laterally flattened tail and webbed rear feet provide tremendous maneuverability in deepwater habitat.
  • The Gharial is also known as the fish-eating crocodile.

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