Common name: Spectacled Caiman
Scientific name: Caiman crocodilus crocodilus
Spectacled Caimans are found in freshwater and salt water habitats, rivers and wetlands, ranging between Central and South America.
Depending on the size of the caiman, they can eat insects, crustaceans, and mollusks, fish, water snails and may be able to take on larger mammals.
Median Life Expectancy:
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Male Spectacled Caimans can reach up to 6 feet in length, while females can be half the size. Their name comes from the bony ridge between their eye which give the illusion that they're wearing a par of spectacles. They are covered in scales, as do all reptiles, with spiky tails and very sharp teeth.
Did you know that Spectacled Caimans have been documented to have over 100 prey species in their diet!