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Difference Between an Alligator and a Crocodile

By Momi on October 31, 2023

Alligators and Crocodiles seem to be the same, but they are not. There are differences, which are given below.

Alligator snout is broad and rounded into a U-shape, while Crocodile species have narrower, V-shaped snouts. Crocodiles also have visible lower and upper teeth when their mouths are shut, unlike Alligators, whose lower teeth are hidden.

Both Alligators and Crocodiles are typically found in freshwater areas like swamps, rivers, streams, and lakes.

Crocodiles are generally considered to be more aggressive animals, while Alligators are not aggressive animals.

Alligators are usually dark gray, dark green, or black in color, while Crocodiles are lighter green, grayish brown, or tan. 

Alligators have shorter humerus and femur bones in their forelimbs and hind limbs than Crocodiles.