Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)

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Yacaré caiman, head detail
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The Yacare caiman is found in central South America.
  • Known for feeding on piranhas, the Yacare caiman also feeds on a range of prey including other fish, invertebrates and snakes.
  • The female Yacare caiman builds a mound into which she typically lays between 22 and 35 eggs.
  • Female Yacare caimans will often guard their nests from predators.
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Yacare caiman description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderCrocodylia
FamilyAlligatoridae
GenusCaiman (1)

Information on the Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Yacaré.
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Yacare caiman status

The Yacare caiman is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (October, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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