The northern caiman lizard, also called dracaena, Dracaena guianensis, is one of the largest lizards on the American continent.
Least Concern (LC)
An arboreal animal, it spends the day in water and hides in the trees at night. An excellent swimmer, this large lizard looks like a small caiman and feeds on crustaceans and particularly snails.
At the Parc Zoologique de Paris, it is fed brown snails, the same ones which grace restaurant tables.