Broad-snouted caimans make their homes in marshes, swamps, and mangroves. They range from northern Argentina to southern Brazil. As the name implies, this caiman has a very broad snout.
The hide of this caiman makes moderately good leather, so it is occasionally hunted by man. Broad-snouted caiman do, however, adapt well to human modified environments, often colonizing stock ponds. These caiman do not get large enough to threaten people directly.
Broad snouted caimans typically reach Tiny through Small size. Rare individuals can become Medium size. Like other caiman and alligators, they have a better armored belly than most crocodilians.
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