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Mark moon
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The snout of crocodile is broader and wider than that of gharial which is long and a bit pointed.

The wide jaws of crocodile enable it to feed on bigger preys, while the prey of gharial is limited to smaller preys like fishes.

The gharial possess more number of teeth than the crocodile.

When on land, Crocodiles are faster than gharials because gharials move with their belly sliding on the ground.

Gharials swim faster than crocodiles

In terms of length, Gharial  is much longer than the crocodile and measures up to 12 – 15 ft.