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Emerald Tree Boa

Emerald tree boa is a non-poisonous boa species native to South America. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful snakes in the world. They are primarily arboreal.  Females are usually larger than males.



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


    Other Names Green Tree Boa, Emerald Boa
    Length Around 6 ft
    Weight At least 40 oz (male)
    At least 50 oz (female)
    Color Ground color is emerald green with a white non-uniform zigzag stripe down the back; belly is yellow
    Distribution Northern region of Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Suriname, Guianas
    Habitat Tropical rain forests, wetlands
    Diet Small mammals, smaller bird species, lizards, frogs
    Predators Birds of prey
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season Between January and May
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 6 to14
    Gestation Period 6 to 7 months
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years of age in case of males and 4 to 5 years in case of females
    Average Lifespan In Wild: Around 15 years
    In Captivity: More than 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on September 17th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 30th March 2017.

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