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Rainforest Caiman

Rainforest Caiman

Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)

  • Rainforest Caiman
  • Caimaninae
  • Size: to 6 metres
  • Nocturnal

Rainforest Caiman are in the same family as alligators but differ by lacking a bony septum between the nostrils. They differ further by being more crocodilian in movement and have longer and sharper teeth than their alligator relatives. Caiman habitat consists of most river and wetland areas between Mexico and nothern Argentina.

Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus), identified by a ridge infront of their eyes and characteristic black bands along the tail, are the most common and have the largest range. The largest species are the black caiman, which grow up to 6 metres.

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