This handbook provides a resource on the basic aspects of crocodilian biology, resource management, behaviour, anatomy, physiology and ecology. It is aimed at a broad audience of individuals concerned with crocodilians, such as wildlife officers in the field, wildlife researchers, environmental specialists, alligator/crocodile farming and ranching personnel, hunters and herpetologists, including students and generalists who need a thorough yet non-technical background. Among the areas covered are crocodilian structure, prey attack, capture and feeding behaviours, and various aquatic profiles, as well as terrestrial gaits and range maps based on the latest available data. Special emphasis is placed on the American alligator and crocodile. The text is complemented by nearly 100 line drawings and maps, specially commissioned for this book, and approximately 75 full-colour and black-and-white photographs are also included.