Paleosuchus trigonatus/ Smooth-fronted Caiman
We have rare Smooth-fronted Caimans for sale at the absolute lowest prices anywhere. This South American crocodilian reaches a slightly larger overall size when compared to the Cuvier’s dwarf caiman, but still remains quite small and has a seemingly endless appetite. This species is also known as the Schneider’s Smooth-fronted caiman. When you buy a Caiman from us, you automatically receive our 100% live arrival guarantee. Smooth-fronted Caiman
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The head of the smooth-fronted caiman is similar in appearance to that of the spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus), but no bony ridge or “spectacle” occurs between the eyes. The scutes on the back of the neck and the tail are large, triangular, and sharp. It has heavily ossified body armour on both its dorsal and ventral surfaces. The relatively short tail is broad at its base and flattened dorsoventrally in contrast to most species of crocodilians which have laterally flattened tails. The bony scutes on the tail have sideways projections; and the tail is so well armoured, that it is relatively inflexible. This caiman is a dark greyish-brown with mid-brown eyes. Males grow to about 1.7 to 2.3 m (5 ft 7 in to 7 ft 7 in) long, with the largest recorded specimen being 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in). Females do not often exceed 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in). It is a robust crocodilian, strong for its size, and tends to carry its head high with its neck angled upwards.