Saltwater crocodile, Crocodylus porosus
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saltwater crocodile, Crocodylus porosus

owinhay (inh -)
etambuw (inh -)
pinchi (minha -)
in Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola
in Uw Ilbmbanhdhiy
in Pakanh

Photo: Pormpuraaw, March 1997 [PH]

araj inh owinhay, saltwater crocodile nest
Photo: Pormpuraaw, March 1997 [PH]

The saltwater crocodile, Crocodylus porosus (family Crocodylidae), is an extremely dangerous predator of estuaries and up the major watercourses into the interior of the peninsula.

The Uw Olkola word inh oyorag refers to a big and very dangerous crocodile that doesn't come up to the surface of the water to float like other crocodiles do but stays underneath.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.