One of the largest snakes in the world, the green anaconda can reach impressive proportions — over 30 feet ( m) in length, 12 inches ( Learn more about the Green anaconda – with amazing Green anaconda videos, photos and facts on Arkive. Common Name: Green Anaconda. Scientific Name: Eunectes murinus. Type: Reptiles. Diet: Carnivores. Group Name: Bed, knot. Average life span in The Wild: .

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Eunectes murinus | The Reptile Database

Herpetological Review 39 4: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia They also have a prominent black post-ocular stripe that runs from the eye to the angle of the jaw.

Cutaneous and Pulmonary Mycosis in Green Anacondas. Alligatoridae and Eunectes murinus Linn. Average number of offspring 29 Average gestation period 7 months Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity nurinus years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male years Maternal provisioning and protection occurs throughout the gestation period. Although it is slightly shorter than the reticulated pythonit is far more robust: Occasionally, female green anacondas will feed on males.

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When this specimen was 5. Contributions to the Anatomy of the Ophidia. Several zoologists notably Henry Walter Bates and Alfred Russel Wallaceamong others note rumors of snakes beyond 30 or 40 feet long, but in each case, their direct observations were limited to snakes of approximately 20 feet in length.


Found In South America. Accessed April 24, at http: A reappraisal of Eunectes beniensis Dirksen,from Bolivia, and a key to the species of the genus Eunectes Wagler, Serpentes: Large anacondas, especially those that are females, experience lower rates of predation than their smaller counterparts. Anacondas have been portrayed in horror literature and film, often with the ability to swallow adult humans; these traits are occasionally also attributed to other species, such as the Burmese python and the boa constrictor though the latter does not grow to a large enough size to kill and swallow a human.

The head is narrow compared to the body, usually with distinctive orange-yellow striping on either side. After birth, offspring are independent and receive no parental care.

Mating can last for several weeks. Studien an Anakondas 1: During the dry season, they have small home ranges about 0.

Rodents of Unusual Size. At the top of the food chain, adult anacondas have no natural predators. Early descriptions of the green anaconda by different authors variously referred to the general color as brown, glaucous, green, or gray. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Boidaemit neuen Ergebnissen zur Gattung Eunectes Wagler, Can you confirm these amateur observations of Mmurinus murinus? This page was last eunecte on 29 Novemberat Captive snakes are also predisposed to diseases.


Accessed 3 July Fen ragwort Senecio paludosus. Anacondas live in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams, mainly in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins.

Green Anaconda

Comstock Books in Herpetology. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. They have round dorsal blotches that are brown with diffused black borders, and are dispersed over the mid to posterior length of their body.

Wildlife South America Green Anaconda.

Boas and pythons of the world. Large anacondas can go weeks to months without food after eating a large meal, because of their low metabolism.

Eunectes murinus green eunecges The green anaconda Eunectes murinusalso known as common anaconda and water boais a non- venomous boa species found in South America.

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