The Top Ten (Max Weight) Heaviest Living Reptiles In The World

The Top Ten (Max Weight) Heaviest Living Reptiles In The World

So who are the biggest, baddest and heaviest reptiles to roam the land? Every species of animal will have those few individuals who tips the scales excessively on the heavier side, so we are taking a look at the maximum weight a single individual retile has been weighed in at. Today we present the Heaviest Living Reptiles from around the world…

Loggerhead sea turtle- Weight up to: 545 kg (1201 lb)

WIKI: The loggerhead sea turtle, is a species of oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. It is a marine reptile, belonging to the family Cheloniidae. The average loggerhead measures around 90 cm in carapace length when fully grown.

Mugger crocodile – Weight up to: 700 kg (1543 lb)

WIKI: The mugger crocodile is a medium-sized broad-snouted crocodile, also known as mugger and marsh crocodile. It is native to freshwater habitats from southern Iran to the Indian subcontinent, where it inhabits marshes, lakes, rivers and artificial ponds.

Leatherback sea turtle - Weight Up to: 932 kg (2058 lb)

Leatherback sea turtle – Weight up to: 932 kg (2058 lb)

WIKI: The leatherback sea turtle, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle or simply the luth, is the largest of all living turtles and the heaviest non-crocodilian reptile, reaching lengths of up to 1.8 metres and weights of 500 kg.

Gharial – Weight up to: 997 kg (2198 lb)

WIKI: The gharial, also known as gavial or fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian in the family Gavialidae and among the longest of all living crocodilians. Mature females are 2.6–4.5 m long, and males 3–6 m.

American alligator - Weight Up to: 1000 kg (2204 lb)

American alligator – Weight up to: 1000 kg (2204 lb)

WIKI: The American alligator, sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile native to the Southeastern United States.

Nile crocodile – Weight up to: 1090 kg (2403 lb)

WIKI: The Nile crocodile is a large crocodilian native to freshwater habitats in Africa, where it is present in 26 countries.

American crocodile – Weight up to: 1100 kg (2425 lb)

WIKI: The American crocodile is a species of crocodilian found in the Neotropics. It is the most widespread of the four extant species of crocodiles from the Americas, with populations present from South Florida and the coasts of Mexico to as far south as Peru and Venezuela.

Black caiman – Weight up to: 1100 kg (2425 lb)

WIKI: The black caiman is a species of large crocodilian and, along with the American alligator, is one of the largest extant members of the family Alligatoridae and order Crocodilia.

Orinoco crocodile - Weight Up to: 1100 kg (2425 lb)

Orinoco crocodile – Weight up to: 1100 kg (2425 lb)

WIKI: The Orinoco crocodile is a critically endangered crocodile. Its population is very small, and they can only be found in the Orinoco river basin in Colombia and Venezuela. Extensively hunted for their skins in the 19th and 20th centuries, it is one of the most endangered species of crocodiles.

Saltwater crocodile – Weight up to: 2,000 kg (4409 lb)

WIKI: The saltwater crocodile is a crocodilian native to saltwater habitats and brackish wetlands from India’s east coast across Southeast Asia and the Sundaic region to northern Australia and Micronesia. It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 1996.


Have you ever seen any of these animals on the wild or in a zoo? Do let us know in the comments below!

Author: Gus Barge

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