The crocodile tegu for sale is a lizard genus that belongs to the family Teiidae. It is monotypic, with only a single described species, Crocodilurus amazonicus, the crocodile tegu. It is locally known as the jacarerana. This semiaquatic lizard has a flattened, paddle-like tail and is found in the Amazon Basin and the Guiana Shield in South America. It feeds on arthropods, amphibians, reptiles and fish It is not related to crocodilians.
The crocodile tegu for sale is a large, semi- aquatic teiid. The head is green with black mottled coloration. Throat coloration is typically yellow.The eye is large, with a round pupil. The rest of the body is a mottled grey/ green combo action, with large yellow spots located down the animals’ abdomen. Young animals typically have red coloration on their forelimbs and tail; adults too have this coloration, but it is less pronounced.The tail of the crocodile tegu for sale is compressed and elongated, and the legs are short but powerfully built to aid with aquatic locomotion. Sexual dimorphism does not appear to be present within the species. Females average roughly 190mm(7.4in) in snout-vent length, and a tail length of ~407mm(15.7in). Males average a snout-vent length of 187mm(7.3in) and ~401mm(15.7in)tail length
The crocodile tegu for sale is an aquatic forager, and subsequently the prey taken is that of the aquatic variety. These lizards avoid competing for food resources with the sympatric Caiman lizard( D. Guinaensis) by having generalistic diet habits, feeding on Arthropods, crustaceans, fish, and anurans while the caiman lizard is a specialized durophagous animal feeding almost entirely on molluscs.
Mating occurs annually, with a typical clutch size being four or five eggs. Clutch size in comparison with other south american Teiids is small – those of the Tupinambis genus lay as many as twenty eggs.
- This Species Comes From The Amazon Rain Forest Mainly Out Of Venezuela, Peru And Suriname
- Extremely Rare, This Is The First Time They Have Come Into The U.S. In Years
- Semi Aquatic And Love To Climb On Branches That Hang Over The Water
- These Require Tropical Temperatures And A Water Dish Large Enough To Soak In
- Feeding On Vitamin Dusted Insects, Crustaceans And Fish