Marine Life of Pakistan

Mugger Crocodile
The Mugger Crocodile, ‘water monster’, is commonly referred to as the Indus Crocodile. It is the national reptile of Pakistan, found on the Makran Coast and the Delta Marshlands of Sindh. These crocodiles are dark grey, tan or brown in colour!

Sea Turtles
Along the shores of the Balochistan and Sindh beaches, five endangered sea turtle species are still surviving. They are the Green Sea turtles, Hawksbill turtles, Loggerhead turtles, Olive Ridley turtles and Leatherback turtles.

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snakes
The yellow belly sea snake is formally known as Pelamis Platura. The colours of the snake are variably, but are commonly yellow and brown. The venom is highly potent and can cause muscular paralysis.

Bhulan Dolphin
The Bhulan Dolphin is also known as the Indus River Dolphin. The species are close to extinction and only populate 690 km of the Indus River. The species have elongated beaks and protruding front teeth.

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow trout weighs between 1-20 pounds. The fish are either of a blue-green colour or an olive green colour or a silvery colour. The fish have a distinct red stripe from their gills to their tails.

Red Tail Butterfly Fish
The fish is 18cm long, shaded brown with light scales. Its face is black and white striped where as the tip of its tail is bright red and black.

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