Growing to around 1.8 m long, smooth-fronted caimans are a little bit bigger than cuvier's dwarf caimans. They are found in shallows of rivers and spend more time ashore when they grow. They feed on fish, as well as amphibians and small mammals. They capture their prey at extraordinary speeds, but they typically barely move at all.
- Scientific Name
- Paleosuchus trigonatus
- Order: Crocodilia, Family: Alligatoridae
- Northern and central South America