Caiman crocodilus
Caiman crocodilus
(Common Caiman)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Exotic

Impact ID4777
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn Caiman crocodilus in Puerto Rico, insects were the most abundant food items in hatchling stomachs, followed by plant material, crustaceans, and arachnids. Juveniles consumed mostly insects, followed by plant material, gastropods, fish, and other small animals. Adult stomachs most commonly contained plant material, followed by fish, gastropods, and other animals.
Reference37207
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationPuerto Rico

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