Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID115737
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusCaiman
Speciescrocodilus
Common NameCommon Caiman
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityHomestead Air Force Base drainage canals, Homestead
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 Number0309020616
Map
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Collection Year1974
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:12082
Author:Ellis, T.M.
Date:1980
Title:Caiman crocodilus: an established exotic in south Florida.
Journal:Copeia
Volume:1980
Issue:1
Pages:152-154
CommentsA resident reproducing population that an unsuccessful extirpation effort was tried.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/22/2019].

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