spectacled caiman

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Noun1.spectacled caiman - caiman with bony ridges about the eyes; found from southern Mexico to Argentina
caiman, cayman - a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly
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The 15 to 20 centimetre baby spectacled Caimans were seized at Larnaca airport in October, after their arrival from the Netherlands along with a batch of 159 birds.
An histological description of the male genital apparatus of 9 mature wild spectacled caimans (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus) from Apure Plains, Venezuela, was carried out; the samples obtained by necropsy were fixed in formalin to 10% buffered to pH 7.
A number of people bought hatchling Spectacled Caimans (a form of South American crocodile) from a pet shop to keep as unusual and distinctive little pets.