The Gharial, a critically endangered crocodilian from the Indian subcontinent
The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is a cocodrilian characterised by its long and slender snout, specialized for catching fish. This species is one of the largest crocodilians in the world. Males grow to be between 5 and 6 meters long, with the larger ones approaching 6.5 meters. Females are smaller, but reach more than 4 meters.
Gharials are found in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. They were the first crocodilian to be categorized as critically endangered by IUCN.
In the photo a gharial basking in the sun in Chambal river, Rajasthan, India.
Photo credit: Aditya Singh