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Broad-snouted Caiman

The Broad-snouted Caiman is a species of freshwater crocodilian reptiles endemic to parts of the South American continent.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Crocodilia
    Family Alligatoridae
    Genus Caiman
    Species C. latirostris
    Scientific Name Caiman latirostris


    Length 2 to 2.5 m (6.6 to 8.2 ft)
    Coloration Gray to grayish beige or brown
    Distribution Southeastern regions of Brazil, north of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia
    Habitat Freshwater marshes, mangroves and swamps
    Diet Mainly small invertebrates like turtles and snails
    Clutch Size 18 to 50 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern (IUCN 2.3)

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    Published on March 4th 2017 by under Crocodiles. Article was last reviewed on 16th July 2018.

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