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The Status of the salt-water crocodile in some river systems of the north-west Kimberley, Western Australia / by H. Messel ... [et al]
Bib ID 681441
Format BookBook
Description Perth : Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, W.A., 1977 
49, [1] p. : ill. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0724477462
Series

Report (Western Australia. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife) no. 24.

Summary

Counts were made of salt-water crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in the estuarine portions of four river systems in the north-west Kimberly, Western Australia - The Lawley, Mitchell, Roe-Hunter and Price Regent. during the ten day survey 463 crocodiles were spotted, including 109 hatchlings. The maximum number of non-hatchling crocodiles present in the four systems is estimated at 697. Very few large crocodiles were seen. Populations were particularly small in the Lawley and Mitchell Rivers and the potential for recovery in this area is also small. Prospects for recovery in the Roe-Hunter and Prince Regent were a little better buy further surveys will be necessary to show population trends.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 49-[50].

Subjects Western Australia. North-west Kimberley region. Saltwater crocodiles. Reports, surveys.  |  Crocodiles -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Animals - Reptiles - Crocodiles.  |  Animals - Endangered.  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)
Other authors/contributors Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015  |  Western Australia. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

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