Caiman, Dwarf

Small beast, unaligned

Armor Class 10
Hit Points 5 (1d6 + 2)
Speed 10 ft., swim 30 ft.

10 (+0) 11 (+0) 15 (+2) 2 (-5) 11 (+0) 5 (-3)

Saving Throws Dex +2, Con +4
Skills Athletics +2, Stealth +2
Senses passive Perception 10
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Silent Swimmer. The dwarf caiman has advantage on Stealth checks while in or under water.
  • Sprint. Once per minute, a dwarf caiman can sprint, increasing its base speed to 30 feet for 1 round.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2 (1d4) piercing damage.


These crocodilians inhabit warm climates and wetlands, many favoring rivers but the largest of them comfortable swimming and hunting in salt water as well.

Dwarf Caimans. These small crocodilian predators live amid the fast-running streams of tropical rainforests and swamps. These patient predators sometimes lie in awkward positions for hours before they strike their prey, their mottled scales disguising them as floating wood.

Blood Caimans. A blood caiman is a primeval reptile that dwells in swamps or along the banks of rivers, a habitat that often puts it in violent contact with unsuspecting prey that come to the water’s edge to drink.

Black Caimans. The black caiman resembles its land-based cousins in general body shape and size, though its legs are a hybrid of webbed feet and nascent fins. Its long tail is thinner and flatter than those of traditional crocodilians, allowing the black caiman to swim with alarming speed as it whips its tail back and forth.

These large caimans generally remain in warm, shallow oceans and seas. They spend most of their time at sea hunting fish, sea mammals, aquatic humanoids, and monstrous humanoids like baracuden and sahuagin. Only when breeding and laying eggs do black caimans venture onto land (where they are slow and clumsy), before returning to the sea.

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