Alligators... or Crocodiles?

These two creatures often get confused with one another. The challenge here is, can you tell them apart?
Specifically, this quiz is comparing the species of American crocodiles and American alligators. (Crocodylus acutus and Alligator mississippiensis)
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Last updated: April 21, 2020
First submittedApril 21, 2020
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1. Can be found in Texas
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2. Struggles to survive in cold temperatures
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3. Has a narrow snout, triangular in shape
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4. Have a much darker skin, sometimes being almost black
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5. Inhabits freshwater habitats
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6. Are ectothermic, meaning they rely on external sources of heat to regulate their body temperature
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7. Are apex predators, i.e. are at the top of the food chain with no natural predators
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8. Have a conservation status of "Vulnerable"
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9. The species is believed to have existed for over 8 millions years
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10. Are part of the order of large semiaquatic reptiles known as Crocodilians
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Jul 29, 2020
Pretty sure American crocs can be found in freshwater even if they are mostly found in saltwater habitats...