There are 23 different species of crocodiles; some of these are bigger than alligators and some are smaller. Both animals belong to the order known as crocodilia.

Both alligators and crocodiles perform the maneuver known as the "death roll." These creatures carry out this spinning action when they are attempting to get control of their prey.

Physical differences between alligators and crocodiles include their skin color, the shapes of their jaws and their teeth placement. Other differences include their environments and aggressiveness.


There are 14 species of crocodiles. They include the Cuban, African dwarf, slender snout, Yacare, Spectacled Caiman, Dwarf Caiman, freshwater, Gharial and broad snouted.

The life span of crocodiles varies depending on the species. In the wild, large crocodile species tend to live between 60 and 70 years, while smaller species live for 30 to 40 years on average.

Crocodiles belong to the family of Crocodylidae and there are 14 different species of crocodiles, including a false gharial, with their own scientific names. Among the most common and recognizable crocodiles are the Croc...

The bite pressure of alligators is slightly different depending on the specific species, but saltwater crocodiles have the strongest bites. Their jaws generate up to 3,700 pounds per square inch, or 16,460 newtons, of bi...