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Question 1: Immature specimens eat crustaceans and insects but quickly graduate to eating fish, including piranhas, ________, and perch, which remain the primary food source for all black caiman.
EelCatfishSillaginidaeFlatfish

Question 2: The black caiman broadly overlaps in size with the ________, although it is on average larger at maturity.
RaccoonCoyoteBobcatAmerican Alligator

Question 3: The black caiman is one of the largest ________.
ReptileBirdAmnioteSauropsida

Question 4: [2] It is, however, the 3rd largest crocodilian in South America behind the ________ and Orinoco Crocodile.
American AlligatorAmerican crocodileNile crocodileDwarf crocodile

Question 5: Larger specimens can take tapirs, anacondas, deer and ________.
CapybaraCaviidaeLesser capybaraGuinea pig

Question 6: The skin coloration helps with camouflage during its nocturnal hunts, but may also help absorb heat (See ________).
Warm-bloodedThermoregulationKleptothermyBird

Question 7: It is a carnivorous reptile that lives along slow-moving rivers and lakes, in the seasonally flooded savannas of the Amazon basin, and in other freshwater habitats in ________.
South AmericaLatin AmericaNorth AmericaAmericas

Question 8: Various prey will be taken by opportunity, includes turtles, ________ and mammals, the latter two mainly when they come to drink at the river banks.
ArchaeopteryxModern birdsBirdEnantiornithes

Question 9: Their main predator is ________, who hunt them for leather or meat.
HomoHuman evolutionHumanMind
















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