Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID237354
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusCaiman
Speciescrocodilus
Common NameCommon Caiman
StatePR
CountyManati
LocalityTortuguero Lagoon
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCibuco-Guajataca
HUC8 Number21010002
HUC10 NameRio Cibuco Watershed
HUC10 Number2101000201
HUC12 NameRio Cibuco-Cienaga Prieta-Laguna Tortuguero Coastal Watershed
HUC12 Number210100020107
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusestablished
CommentsCommon but cryptic and nocturnal. This is the site where the first breeding population of the species in Puerto Rico was found in 1977.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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