is much smaller than the Saltwater or Estuarine crocodile, that will attack people. Will bite if disturbed or feel threatened, but will usually ignore people when basking beside a swimming hole,provided they have a relatively peaceful spot.
Mitchell River, North Queensland, Australia
Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus)
Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) in water in a swamp. The smallest crocodilian, males generally 1.4 m long and females 1.2 m. Venezuela
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