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Crocodile Quiz

The purpose of publishing this demanding quiz is only to create a database, if indeed it teases your intellect... enjoy the ride! If you do have credible and authentic information please share the relevant information with source and send it to 1.       It is said there are between 13 to 23 subspecies of crocodiles on Planet Earth. What is the accurate figure? Please enlist the names of the different subspecies of crocodiles. 2.       What are the main distinguishing characteristics of the different sub species? 3.       Please give me 3 sentences about the habitat of each of the crocodile species. 4.       What are the main natural history behavioural characteristics of crocodiles in South Asia? 5.       What natural history behaviour is indicated by crocodiles raising their heads / necks? Is it for mating / courting behaviour or exhibition of anxiety/ juvenile behaviour ? 6.       Is it true that only Nile, Estuarine and Cuban crocodiles


Current Distribution of Crocodylus porosus IUCN Crocodile Specialist group Interview with Indian Forest Service Officer Sujoy Bannerji, Uttar Pradesh Forest Department 1.             What are the different species of crocodiles found in India? Crocodile species are found both in fresh as well as salt water. The fresh water species include the Marsh Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) found commonly in rivers and water bodies across India and the critically endangered Gharials (Gavialis gangeticus). The Estuarine or Salt Water Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is found along the eastern coast of India as well as in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. 2.             What are the different habitats necessary for the species of crocodiles in India / subcontinen