Isolated populations of gharial live on the Indian subcontinent.
Adapted from www.d-maps.com according to IUCN fact sheet. Click here or on map for detailed distribution (IUCN). Also see current and historical maps from the Gharial Conservation Alliance.
Gharials are the most aquatic of all crocodilians.
Their movements on land are restricted to sliding on their bellies.
Image credit: © San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. All rights reserved. Note: This is a cropped image.
Maskey et al. (1995)
Whitaker & Basu (1982)