Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)

Scaled collection of drawings of Black Caiman in various poses

The Black Caiman (Melanosuchus Niger) has dark skin like its name suggests. The dark skin of the black caiman provides camouflage during nocturnal hunts and helps absorb heat. They are typically found in slow-moving rivers, lakes, savannas, and fresh water habitats in South America. Black caimans are the largest predator of the Amazon. They have no predators except for jaguars, large snakes, and humans. They prey on various animals like fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The Black Caiman has an average lifespan of 50 to 80 years. At one point they faced extinction, but are now listed as least concern.

The Black Caiman has an overall length between 16.4’-19.7’ (5-6 m), body width of 29.5”-35.4” (75-90 cm), body height of 22.8”-26.8” (58-68 cm), and weight between 209-882 lb (95-400 kg). The typical lifespan of the Black Caiman is between 30-80 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
22.8”-26.8” | 58-68 cm
Width:
29.5”-35.4” | 75-90 cm
Depth:
Length:
16.4’-19.7’ | 5-6 m
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Weight:
209-882 lb | 95-400 kg
Area:
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Speed:
Scientific Name:
Melanosuchus niger
Lifespan:
30-80 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Black Caiman top view, side

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Crocodilia is an order of large, semiaquatic, carnivorous, solitary reptiles that first appeared 95 million years ago. Crocodilia, surprisingly, are most closely related to birds, as the only two remaining survivors from the Archosauria age. Crocodilia have members such as crocodiles and alligators.

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16.1”-20.1” | 41-51 cm
12’-15’ | 3.7-4.6 m
353-397 lb | 160-180 kg
40-60 years
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37.000
51.000
460.000
180.000
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109000
3D
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12.6”-19.3” | 32-49 cm
17.3”-27.2” | 44-69 cm
9.5’-14.4’ | 2.9-4.4 m
496-1,102 lb | 225-500 kg
50-80 years
Nile Crocodile
49.000
69.000
440.000
500.000
80.00
57000
3D
Nile Crocodile
16.9”-26” | 43-66 cm
17.7”-27.2” | 45-69 cm
9.8’-15’ | 3-4.6 m
265-1,235 lb | 120-560 kg
30-75 years
American Alligator
66.000
69.000
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560.000
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46800
3D
American Alligator
9.8”-29.5” | 25-75 cm
13.8”-41.3” | 35-105 cm
7.5’-23’ | 2.3-7 m
180-2200 lb | 82-1000 kg
70-100 years (wild); 100-120 years (captivity)
Saltwater Crocodile
75.000
105.000
700.000
1000.000
120.00
31000
3D
Saltwater Crocodile
20.9”-32.3” | 53-82 cm
24.4”-36.6” | 62-93 cm
13.1’-20’ | 4-6.1 m
882-2,006 lb | 400-910 kg
50-70 years
American Crocodile
82.000
93.000
610.000
910.000
70.00
28400
3D
American Crocodile
22.8”-26.8” | 58-68 cm
29.5”-35.4” | 75-90 cm
16.4’-19.7’ | 5-6 m
209-882 lb | 95-400 kg
30-80 years
Black Caiman
68.000
90.000
600.000
400.000
80.00
21000
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Black Caiman
6.3”-9.1” | 16-23 cm
8.3”-11.4” | 21-29 cm
5’-7’ | 1.5-2.1 m
176-220 lb | 80-100 kg
30-70 years
Chinese Alligator
23.000
29.000
210.000
100.000
70.00
13500
3D
Chinese Alligator
16.9”-12.3” | 43-54 cm
23.2”-29.1” | 59-74 cm
13.1’-16.4’ | 4-5 m
992-1,543 lb | 450-700 kg
30-44 years
Mugger Crocodile
54.000
74.000
500.000
700.000
44.00
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3D
Mugger Crocodile
26.8”-34.3” | 68-87 cm
27.2”-33.9” | 69-86 cm
13.1’-16.4’ | 4-5 m
198-463 lb | 90-210 kg
30-80 years
False Gharial
87.000
86.000
500.000
210.000
80.00
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3D
False Gharial
9.4”-13.8” | 24-35 cm
11”-16.5” | 28-42 cm
5’-9.8’ | 2.1-3 m
88-220 lb | 40-100 kg
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Freshwater Crocodile
35.000
42.000
300.000
100.000
100.00
7800
3D
Freshwater Crocodile
5.5”-11.8” | 14-30 cm
5.9”-13.8” | 15-35 cm
3.6’-8.2’ | 1.1-2.5 m
30-132 lb | 14-60 kg
30-70 years
Spectacled Caiman
30.000
35.000
250.000
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70.00
6800
3D
Spectacled Caiman
8.7”-9.4” | 22-24 cm
12.6”-13.8” | 32-35 cm
7’-7.5’ | 2.1-2.3 m
154-176 lb | 70-80 kg
50-75 years
Cuban Crocodile
24.000
35.000
230.000
80.000
75.00
6750
3D
Cuban Crocodile
12.2”-24.4” | 31-62 cm
18.1”-36.6” | 46-93 cm
9.8’-19.7’ | 3-6 m
496-838 lb | 225-380 kg
60-80 years
Orinoco Crocodile
62.000
93.000
600.000
380.000
80.00
4700
3D
Orinoco Crocodile