|Scientific Name:||Melanosuchus niger|
|Species Authority:||(Spix, 1825)|
Caiman niger Spix, 1825
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Lower Risk/conservation dependent ver 2.3|
Reported to have undergone substantial recovery in several parts of its range. Recent surveys suggest that this species remains widespread and extinction is unlikely.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Native:Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Found in the Amazon River basin. Terrestial nest sites and basking areas.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is listed on CITES Appendix I (except the population of Brazil, which is included in Appendix II, and the population of Ecuador, which is included in Appendix II and is subject to a zero annual export quota until an annual export quota has been approved by the CITES Secretariat and the IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group).|
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Ross, J.P. 1996. Proceedings of the 13th Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
|Citation:||Ross, J.P. 2000. Melanosuchus niger. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T13053A3407604.Downloaded on 23 April 2017.|
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