Difference Between Alligator and Crocodile

 

Difference Between Alligator and Crocodile
Alligator
  • The teeth on the lower jaw of an alligator fit into sockets in the upper jaw, leaving only the upper teeth visible when the mouth is closed.
  • Alligators have wider, shovel-like, U-shaped snouts.
  • Alligators are less aggressive than crocodile.

Crocodile

  • While crocodile snouts are typically more pointed or V-shaped
  • The teeth on the lower jaw of a crocodile fit into grooves on the outside of the top jaw, making both the upper and lower teeth visible when the mouth is closed, thus creating a "toothy grin.
  • Crocodiles are more aggressive than alligators.
See Also