The Dwarf Crocodile is a heavily armored, small crocodile which reaches a maximum length of 6 feet and weighs between 40-71 lbs. This crocodile has coloring that is dark on top and yellowish underneath. The dwarf crocodile has a blunt, short snout, and the upper eyelid is almost completely ossified. This is a timid, slow moving, nocturnal animal which, as an adult is usually solitary. Although it usually feeds in water it apparently spends a lot of time on land, and it inhabits holes excavated in the banks of streams.