AnAge entry for Crocodylus niloticus
Classification (HAGRID: 02888)
Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
- Crocodylus niloticus
- Common name
- Nile crocodile
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- 56 years (captivity)
- ref. 1298
- Sample size
- Data quality
Indirect calculations suggest these animals may live up to 60 years . A wild born female was reported living more than 56 years in captivity, several other Nile crocodiles have been reported living more than 50 years in captivity .
Life history traits (averages)
- No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.
No information on metabolism is available.
-  Weigl (2014), Longevity of crocodilians in captivity
-  Lance (2003), Alligator physiology and life history: the importance of temperature (PubMed)
-  Castanet (1994), Age estimation and longevity in reptiles (PubMed)
-  Frank & Kate's Web Page