The adult caiman is a large aquatic reptile that ranges in color from drab olive to almost black with yellow or black crossbands. The bony bridge connecting the spectacled caimans’ eyes gives them their name.
They spend much of the day stationary and underwater and typically hunt at night. They will tan on the coast in the morning and early afternoon. They stay within the same region.
Because they are carnivorous, spectacled caimans vary in size as their food does. Insects, snails, crabs, shrimp, fish, lizards, snakes, turtles, mammals, and birds will all be consumed by them. When several caimans of different sizes are gathered in close proximity in confined spaces, cannibalism may occur, particularly during dry circumstances.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size)/ Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No