Home - Guide - Black Caiman

Located

    Black Caiman are located in South America in the
    Amazon.

Diet

    Black Caiman will eat fish, turtles, birds, capybara and
    sometimes larger mammals.

Habitat

    The Black Caiman lives near the rivers and streams of
    the Amazon.

Size

    The Caiman will grow to be 5 - 6 meters in length.

Reproduction

    The female Black Caiman will lay approximately 40 - 65
    eggs in large nests on the ground.
 
Black Caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)
 
Taxonomy
Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:   Chordata
Class:   Sauropsida
Order:   Crocodylia
Family:   Alligitoridae
Genus:   Melanosuchus
Species:    niger
Location
Image
© Photographer: Anthony
Hathaway
IUCN Status:
Low Risk
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