A caiman is a crocodilian alligatorid belonging to the subfamily Caimaninae, one of two primary lineages within Alligatoridae, the other being alligators.
Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) is a small crocodilian in the alligator family . Adult Cuvier's dwarf caimans are usually found singly or in pairs. The breeding of this species has been little studied, but it does not appear to be.
Adult male black caimans often grow longer than 13 feet (about 4 meters); larger specimens have been known to attack people. The Worldwide Crocodilian.
Caimans and alligators are popular within the pet reptile hobby. Dwarf caimans are particularly popular due to their small adult size. But are they a good pet?.
Most adults grow to cm, and weigh kg. Mexican spectacled caiman, sometimes referred to as C. crocodilus chiapasicus, may be smaller (16).