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Spectacled Caiman

The Spectacled caiman is the most common of all the crocodilian species in the world. It is endemic to Central and South America.



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


    Other Names Common caiman, white caiman
    Length 1.2–1.4 m (3.9–4.6 ft)
    Coloration Dark to bluish gray or brown
    Distribution Almost everywhere in Central and South America
    Habitat Can tolerate both salty and fresh water and are mostly found in the lowland wetlands and riverine habitats
    Diet Insects, crustaceans, mollusks, fishes, water snails
    Breeding Season Monsoon
    Clutch Size Up to 40 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on August 31st 2017 by under Crocodiles. Article was last reviewed on 6th July 2018.

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