The freshwater crocodile ('Crocodylus johnstoni' or 'Crocodylus johnsoni'), also known as the Australian freshwater crocodile, Johnstone's crocodile or also known as 'freshie', is a species of crocodile endemic to the northern regions of Australia.

Unlike their much larger Australian relative, the saltwater crocodile, freshwater crocodiles are not known as man-eaters, although they will bite in self-defence, and brief non-fatal attacks have occurred, apparently the result of mistaken identity.

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 70 kg (150 lb), with large specimens up to 100 kg (220 lb) or more, against the female weight of 40 kg (88 lb). In areas such as Lake Argyle and Katherine Gorge there exist a handful of confirmed 4 metres (13 ft) individuals.

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