Study

Age at first reproduction in captive Caiman latirostris (broad-snouted caiman)

  • Published source details Verdade L.M. & Sarkis F. (1998) Age at first reproduction in captive Caiman latirostris (broad-snouted caiman). Herpetological Review, 29, 227.

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Action Category

Breed reptiles in captivity: Crocodilians

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Reptile Conservation
  1. Breed reptiles in captivity: Crocodilians

    A study in 1996 in a captive facility in São Paulo, Brazil (Verdade & Sarkis 1998) reported that second-generation captive-bred broad-snouted caiman Caiman latirostris bred successfully in captivity. Four female broad-snouted caiman first laid a single clutch each at approximately 10 years old (36–44 eggs/clutch). Hatching success was 40–86% per clutch (81 of 121 eggs hatched). Three hatchlings died within the first week of emerging. Four female and one male broad-snouted caiman were born in captivity in 1986, and maintained in enclosed pens (see original paper for details). Eggs were artificially incubated (see original paper for details).

    (Summarised by: Katie Sainsbury)

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