crocodile can live both on land as well as water but it is no an amphibian. why?

Asked by ashwaniksingh111 | 18th Nov, 2015, 09:49: PM

Expert Answer:

Crocodiles are very similar to amphibians but hey are not termed under amphibians. In fact they are a part of the reptile family.
1. Crocodiles can live in both water and land and they are less dependent on water than the amphibians. An amphibian might be able to live on land but it needs a water body nearby. It cannot survive on dry and desert areas unlike the reptiles.
2. Crocodiles can live in water and they have to come on the land to lay eggs which is not compulsory for amphibians like frogs.
3. Crocodiles breathe through their lungs while amphibians have gills (which later develop into lungs in adult stage) to fulfil this purpose.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 19th Nov, 2015, 08:11: AM