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Black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) latin dict size=62   common dict size=512
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Black caiman (Melanosuchus niger)

The black caiman is the largest member of the alligator family, and the largest predator in the Amazon River basin, with adult males averaging around 4 metres (13.1 feet) in length. The species gets its name from its black skin colouration, which provides camouflage during nocturnal hunts, and is thought to help absorb more heat. Once common, it was hunted to near extinction primarily for its commercially valuable hide. It is now making a comeback, listed as Conservation Dependent.

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