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Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
The Nile crocodile is the largest crocodilian in Africa. The male crocodile usually measure from 11.5 to 16 feet long (3.5 to 5 meters), but very old, mature ones can grow to 18 ft (5.5 m) or more. Males usually weigh about 500 lbs (225 kg), but very large & old specimens can reach up to 2,000 lbs (909 kg).
The largest accurately measured male was shot near Mwanza - and measured 6,45 m (21.3 ft) and weighed approximately 1,090 kg (2,400 lb).