Scientific Name: Tomistoma Schlegelii
Common Names: Tomistoma
Maximum adult length: 3 – 5 metres
N.B. Exceptionally large specimens can be found in all species of crocodilian.
The Tomistoma is a large freshwater crocodilian from Indonesia and Malaysia. They can attain huge sizes, with males occasionally exceeding 5 metres in length, and females regularly growing to over 3m. Tomistoma hatch out of the largest egg of any living crocodilian. These crocodilians are restricted to rivers, lakes and swamps in low lying areas, especially the peat swamp forests of Borneo, Sumatra and Malaysia.