Crocodile or Alligator - What’s the Difference?
Look at the snout - what shape is it? If you’re not sure, look at the heads of both reptiles. The crocodile’s snout is V-shaped and rather narrow. The alligator’s snout is U-shaped, wide and long. Its face is much thicker and wider.
A crocodile's snout is V-shaped and rather narrow.
The alligator's snout is U-shaped, wide, and long. Its face is also much thicker and wider.
Caiman Snout: rather short, narrow
Gharial Snout: very long, very narrow