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Crocodile or Alligator - What’s the Difference?

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Summary

This table shows you the most important differences between crocodile and alligator at a glance.

CrocodileAlligator
Snout: V-shaped Snout: U-shaped
Head: Narrow Head: Wide
4. Teeth in lower jaw: Visible 4. Teeth in lower jaw: Not visible
Lebt in: Saltwater and Freshwater Lebt in: Saltwater
Skin: Lighter Skin: Darker
Habitat: Everywhere Habitat: Only USA and China

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