Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Amimalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Sauropsida
Order : Crocodilia
Family : Gavialidae
Genus : Gaviaslis
Species : gangeticus
Important Facts:
Length 6.75 m
Weight Variable
Clutch size 10 – 96
Incubation period 72 – 92 days
Life span 40 – 50 years
Usually found in the river systems of Indus and Brahmaputra, Ganges and the Mahanadi.
:Northern Indian subcontinent, Bhutan (almost extinct), Bangladesh (close to extinction), India (present in small numbers and increasing), Myanmar (possibly extinct), Nepal, and Pakistan (close to extinction).
Mainly fishes, found to consume dead carcass.
Fish dead (6 – 9) 1.5 kg.
Fish live on Monday & Friday.