Common name: Spectacled Caiman
Scientific name: 
Caiman crocodilus crocodilus 

Habitat:
Spectacled Caimans are found in freshwater and salt water habitats, rivers and wetlands, ranging between Central and South America.

Diet:
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:
Information not available

Biology:
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.

Conservation Status:
Least concern

Fun Fact:
Did you know that Spectacled Caimans have been documented to have over 100 prey species in their diet!