| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||1.2 - 1.5 m (3.9 - 4.9 ft)
||6 - 7 Kgs (13.2 - 15.4 lbs)
Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman are the smallest crocodilian species. They are between 1.2 and 1.5 m (3.9 - 4.9 ft) in length and they weigh between 6 and 7 kgs (13.2 - 15.4 lbs).
Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman are found in freshwater, fast moving habitats in South America.
Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman mainly feed on fish, small mammals, amphibians and invertebrates.
Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman lay 10 - 25 eggs in mounds of soil and vegetation. The eggs hatch after approximately 90 days and upon hearing vocalizations from the youngsters, the mother opens up the nest for them.
Predators of adult Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman are large boas and jaguars. Eggs and youngsters are preyed upon by large rats, raccoons, birds, snakes and other caiman.
Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman are also known as: