The freshwater crocodile, also known as the Australian freshwater crocodile, Johnston's crocodile or colloquially as freshie, is a species of reptile endemic to the northern regions of Australia.
The Freshwater Crocodile is much smaller than the other Australian species, the saltwater crocodile, which is responsible for attacks on people.
Unlike their larger saltwater relatives, freshwater crocodiles are not known as man-eaters and rarely cause fatalities although they will bite in self-defense if cornered.
The freshwater crocodile is a relatively small crocodilian. Males can grow to 2.3-3 m (7.5-9.8 ft) long, while females reach a maximum size of 2.1 m (6.9 ft). Males commonly weigh around 40 kg (88 lb), with large specimens up to 53 kg (120 lb) or more, against the female weight of 20 kg (44 lb).