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Cuban Boa

The Cuban boa is a non-venomous snake species found mostly in Cuba. There are no recognized subspecies of this snake. It is the largest species in its genus. They are basically arboreal. They have poor eyesight and use their tongue in the air to sense food.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Boidae
    Subfamily Boinae
    Genus Chilabothrus
    Scientific Name Chilabothrus angulifer


    Other Names Cuban Tree Boa
    Length Up to 13 ft
    Color Light brown to tan often speckled  with dark brown to black spots along their backs
    Distribution Cuba and adjoining islands, The Bahamas
    Habitat Tropical dry forest, scrub forest, often in holes or rock piles on farmlands
    Diet Small mammals, bats, birds, lizards
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season March – May
    Mode of Reproduction ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 6 to 7
    Gestation Period 4 months
    Average Lifespan 20 to 30 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on September 16th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 29th January 2018.

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