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Blood Python

Blood python is a heavy-bodied snake found only in the Malay Peninsula. Like other pythons, it is a nonvenomous constrictor. The carnivore species is crepuscular and an ambush predator. Females are generally larger than males.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Pythonidae
    Genus Python
    Scientific Name Python brongersmai

    Other Names Brongersma’s short-tailed python,  Red short-tailed python, Malaysian blood python, Sumatran red blood python, Malaysian red blood python
    Length Males: 91–152 cm (36–60 in)
    Females: 120–180 cm (48–72 in)
    Weight 4.5 to 7 kg
    Color Bright or rusty red to orange to yellow or brown ground color covered with yellow and tan patches and stripes running along the length of the body; tan and black spots up the flanks; white underside with black markings; grey head with a stripe running down the back from behind the eye
    Distribution Malaysia, Sumatra, Thailand
    Habitat Marshes, tropical swamps
    Diet Small mammals, birds
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 30 eggs
    Incubation Period 70 to 80 days
    Reproductive Age 2 to 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan 20 or more years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 15th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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