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|Caiman yacare (DAUDIN, 1802) |
Yacare caiman, Paraguayan caiman, Red caiman, Piranha caiman, Coscarudo, Yacare de Hocico, Angosto, Yacare negro, Southern spectacled caiman, Angosto, Caimán del Paraguay, caimán yacaré, Jacaré, Jacarétinga, Jacará de lunetos, lagarto, tinga, yacare, yacaré
Caiman is a Spanish term for "alligator" or any crocodilian
Yacare refers to Jacaré (or Yacaré) which is a regional term for "alligator"
Argentina (north), Brazil (south), Bolivia (south), Paraguay. Found in a variety of habitat types, similar to Caiman crocodilus - wetlands, rivers and lakes. Often associated with floating mats of vegetation. Has the southernmost distribution of all caimans
SUMMARY: Estimated wild population: 100,000 to 200,000. Depleted compared with historical populations, but still widely distributed and often occurring at very high densities during the dry season
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