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Poster boy for Colgate..!!! :D  Gavialis gangeticus,Geotagged,Gharial,India Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Poster boy for Colgate..!!! :D

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  1. Great new species, what a very strange mouth it has! Posted 5 years ago
  2. What the? I had never heard of this species, or seen a croc this bizarre. Love it! Posted 5 years ago

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The gharial , also known as the gavial, and the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the Indian Subcontinent. The global gharial population is estimated at less than 235 individuals, which are threatened by loss of riverine habitat, depletion of fish resources and use of fishing nets. As the population has declined drastically in the past 70 years, the gharial is listed as ''Critically Endangered'' by the IUCN.

The gharial is one of the longest of.. more

Similar species: Crocodilia
Species identified by AvinashKrishnan
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Uploaded Feb 6, 2014. Captured in Muninagara Trail, Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore, Karnataka 562112, India.