Top Ten Pairs of Animals that Look Similar

Some animals can look very similar to another different species. Some of them look like other animals to defend itself, like a harmless scarlet kingsnake that looks like a venomous coral snake (the predator will think that the kingsnake is a dangerous coral snake, so the predator will stay away).

The Top Ten

1 Scarlet Kingsnake and Coral Snake

"Red touch yellow-- kill a fellow. Red touch black-- you're okay, Jack."

Red against yellow…dangerous fellow. The Coral snake is one of the most venomous snakes in North America.

2 Seal and Sea Lion

Difference: A seal doesn't have external ears, while a sea lion has small flaps for the external ear. Sea lions are also social while seals are loners - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

3 Crocodile and Alligator

Difference: A crocodile's teeth placement is different from an alligator's, and their heads are different shaped - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

Don't forget the Gharials. I always compare the Crocs, the Alligators and the Gharials altogether. - Brightside

4 Frog and Toad

Difference: a frog is smaller than a toad and a frog's skin is slimy while a toad's skin is dry - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

5 Rabbit and Hare

Difference: A hare is bigger, stronger, and faster than a rabbit, and its ears are longer than a rabbit's - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

6 Butterfly and Moth

Difference: Their antennas look different and a butterfly's wings fold up when they rest while a moth's wings are opened. Butterflies are also usually more bright and colorful than a moth - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

7 Cheetah and Leopard

Difference: A cheetah is faster than a leopard. The black spots on their fur look different too - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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8 Wasp and Bee

I hate wasps. Bees are cool though. They pollinate flowers, make honey, and they're cute.

9 Alpaca and Llama

Difference: A llama is bigger than an alpaca - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

10 Dolphin and Porpoise

Difference: Their faces are different shaped; a dolphin has a long snout while a porpoise's face looks like a whale's - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

The Contenders

11 Turtle and Tortoise

Differences: Tortoises have heavier shells - clusium

Differences: Tortoise has legs turtle has flippers
Tortoise shell heavier
Tortoise is in more stories than turtle

12 Crocodiles and Gharials

Difference: Gharials have a long snout with interdigitated teeth. - Brightside

Might as well add crocodiles, gharials, and alligators :P (that's not really a pair, but that counts) - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

13 Colossal Squid and Giant Squid
14 Gorilla and Orangutan

Differences: Different colored hair and sizes - NikBrusk

15 Alligators and Gharials

Difference: Gharials have a long snout with interdigitated teeth. - Brightside

16 Sheep and goat

They are quite identical but there are different things about them

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