Difference between crocodile and gharial

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    Bro Sulhazan
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    What is the difference between crocodile and Gharial?

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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.

    #127
    Mark moon
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    Difference between crocodile and gharial

     

    The most visible difference between crocodile and Gharials is that of their snouts. While the snout of crocodile is short and wide that of gharial is  slender and much longer. Crocodiles have a grinning look with their upper and lower teeth interlaced outside even when the mouth is closed, although the number of teeth in gharial is much more than that of crocodiles, they remain closed in.

    This snout structures found in both animals is suited for their independent feeding habits. As crocodiles feed bigger preys compared to gharials which feed on fish and smaller animals.

    The population of gharial is lower than that of crocodiles. As a matter of fact, gharial was considered to be going extinct owing to a population decrease of about 98% in the last 75years.

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