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Mugger Crocodile

Posted on : 27 Dec 2019

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  • The mugger crocodile (also called marsh crocodile or broad-snouted crocodile) is a species (Crocodylus palustris) native to freshwater habitats from southern Iran and Pakistan to the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka.
  • Forest Department has started evacuating muggers from two ponds on the Sardar Sarovar Dam, Gujarat premises on the Narmada, to facilitate a seaplane service at the Statue of Unity.
  • It is one of the three-crocodile species (Saltwater Crocodile and Gharial) found in India.
  • It is extinct in Myanmar and Bhutan, and possibly extinct in Bangladesh.
  • It is a hole-nesting species, with egg-laying taking place during the annual dry season.
  • Vadodara is the only city in India where crocodiles live in their natural habitat amidst the human population.
  • It has been listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1982.
  • In India, it is protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding crocodile species
    1.It is known as the marsh crocodile or broad-snouted crocodile.
    2.Government has relocated this reptilian species from the Sardar Sarovar dam to facilitate a seaplane service at the Statue of Unity.
    3.It has been listed as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List.
    Which among the following crocodile species correctly describes the above statements?

  2. 1.Mugger Crocodile

    2.Gharial

    3.Salt-water Crocodile

    4.None of the above

    Right Ans : Mugger Crocodile

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