Broad-Snouted Caiman

Broad-Snouted Caiman

Broad-Snouted Caiman range (S America)
Broad-Snouted Caiman Range (S America)

Latin Name Caiman latirostris
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location S America
Colour Olive Green
Length 2 m (6.6 ft)
Weight -


Main Characteristics

Broad-Snouted Caiman have a body length of approximately 2 m (6.6 ft) and they have olive-green, scaly skin.


Broad-Snouted Caiman can be found in the freshwater marshes, swamps and mangroves of South America.


Broad-Snouted Caiman mainly feed on invertebrates, fish, amphibians, turtles and snails.


Broad-Snouted Caiman lay 20 - 60 eggs in a mound of soil and vegetation. The female guards the eggs during incubation and protects her newly hatched young in the water.


Humans are predators of Broad-Snouted Caiman.

Interesting Facts

Latirostris is Latin for wide nose.

Similar Animals

Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman
Smooth-Fronted Caiman
Yacare Caiman
Spectacled Caiman
Black Caiman


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