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Facts About the Largest and Longest Reptiles in the World - Biggest Snakes, Turtles, Lizards and Crocodiles

Updated on August 22, 2013

Yellow Anaconda

Snakes and Lizards

The heaviest venomous snake is the Diamondback Rattlesnake, with a record 34 pounds

The longest venomous snake is the King Cobra, reaching 18 feet

The largest snake is the Green Anaconda, weighing up to 300 pounds

The longest snake is the Reticulated Python, stretching to over 30 feet

The largest lizard is the Komodo Dragon, reaching 11 feet long and weighing 150 pounds


The world's largest turtle is the Leatherback Sea Turtle. They can be 8 feet long and weigh 1500 pounds

The largest tortoise is the Giant Tortoise, weighing almost 700 pounds

The largest freshwater turtle is the Alligator Snapping turtle, sometimes weighing as much as 250 pounds

Leatherback Turtle

Wikipedia - Saltwater crocodile

Crocodiles and Alligators

The largest alligator is the Black Caiman, reaching 16 feet in length regularly

The record largest alligator is an American alligator that was 19 feet long and weighed 2,200 pounds!

The crocodile with the largest average size is the Nile crocodile, reaching more than 18 feet and weighing more than 1,600 pounds

The largest reptile in the world is the salt-water crocodile, measuring over 20 feet long and weighing more than a ton

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