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Spectacled Caiman
Caiman crocodilus
John Fowler & Rachel Barnes


Distribution:- Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.
Note:- C. c. fuscus has also been introduced into Cuba (Isle of Youth), and USA (Puerto Rico and Florida).


Comments:- usually grows to about 2.5 m (8 ft) rarely exceeds 3 m (10ft)

SUBSPECIES:-

C. c. apaporiensis (Rio Apaporis Caiman) - Colombia

C. c. crocodilus - Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

C. c. fuscus (Brown Caiman) - Colombia, Venezuela.

C. c. chiapasius - Columbia, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama.

Note that the status of these subspecies is uncertain.


LINKS

Spectacled Caiman
Wikipedia

 

Caiman crocodilus (LINNAEUS, 1758)
Dr. Adam Britton


Spectacled caiman  (Caiman crocodilus)
ARKIVE




OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST

Crocodiles and Alligators of the World
Species Listing

John Fowler

IUCN Red List

AUSTRALIAN CROCODILES
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