Caiman crocodilus
Caiman crocodilus
(Common Caiman)

Impact ID4781
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn Puerto Rico, nonindigenous Micropterus salmoides (Largemouth Bass) and Cichla ocellaris (Peacock Cichlid) that occur in waters with nonindigenous Caiman crocodilus are infested with larval caiman tongueworms (Pentastomida, Sebekidae). Humans can be infected through exposure to eggs or larvae, or who consumed undercooked or raw infected fish.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationPuerto Rico

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