AnAge entry for Melanosuchus niger
Classification (HAGRID: 02881)
Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
- Melanosuchus niger
- Common name
- Black caiman
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- 40 years (captivity)
- ref. 1298
- Sample size
- Data quality
A female black caiman lived after 40 years in captivity .
Life history traits (averages)
- No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.
No information on metabolism is available.
-  Weigl (2014), Longevity of crocodilians in captivity
-  Andrew Snider and J. Bowler (1992), Longevity of Reptiles and Amphibians in North American Collections, Second Edition