Possible chinks in the crocodile armour: Defining skin microflora
Crocodiles are iconic Australian animals. They are also the source of fine, hard wearing leather prized by the world’s leading fashion houses. The commercial crocodile...
Published: 24 Mar 2011
Author(s): Manolis, S. Charlie , Webb, Grahame J.W.
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This RIRDC report aims to quantify the nature of defects on saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) skins that affect quality and pricing, from the live animal to manufactured products.
The report is targeted at the Australian crocodile industry, although to some extent it is also relevant to other skin producers outside Australia, with both Saltwater and other crocodile species.