Largest Species of Crocodile in the World- Saltwater Crocodile

The Saltwater Crocodile is the largest species of crocodile in the world. The Saltwater Crocodile, known colloquially as the "salty," is the largest living crocodile species; reaching over 7 m, and weighing over 1,000 kg, they can and do kill people.

They live on the coast and in the freshwater rivers and wetlands of northern Australia, and they are farmed for their meat and leather. It snaps its long jaws around the prey's body and rolls powerfully, throwing the struggling victim off balance and then drags it underwater. With a powerful crunch of its jaws, the crocodile crushes the bones of the victim's body. The croc will take nearly any animal that dares to enter its territory, be in on in the water or on dry land.

The Australian Saltwater Crocodile was credited with the death of over 400 Japanese soldiers during the Second World War. However, nowadays, only one or two fatal attacks are reported per year in Australia owing to stringent warning methods and precautions.