Looks like a gharial…but it’s not! This is the False gharial, classified as a freshwater crocodile. It is found in Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo. Check out the differences close-up in the snouts of the False gharial and the real gharial below. What characteristics of the true crocodile do you see in the False gharial on the left?*
*Gharial photo by John White, courtesy of the Berkeley Digital Library Project.