Melanosuchus niger NatureServe Explorer Species Reports -- NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
ITIS Reports --Melanosuchus niger ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. The black caiman is a species of large crocodilian and, along with the American alligator, is one of the biggest extant members of the family Alligatoridae and order Crocodilia. It is a carnivorous reptile that lives along slow-moving rivers, lakes, seasonally flooded savannas of the Amazon basin, and in other freshwater habitats of South America. It is a large species, growing to at least 5 m and possibly up to 6 m in length, which makes it the third-largest reptile in the Neotropical realm, behind the American crocodile, and the critically endangered Orinoco crocodile. As its common and scientific names imply, the black caiman has a dark coloration, as an adult.
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Black caiman (Melanosuchus niger)
Current listing status
Federal Register Documents
No recovery information is available for the Black caiman.