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Children’s Python

Children’s python is a species of non-poisonous constrictor found in the northern half of Australia. Currently, there are no recognized subspecies of this nocturnal species. The snake is popular in the pet trade. 

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

    Length  1 to 1.5 m
    Color Brown upper surface with five or six longitudinal series of dark spots; each side of the head contains a dark streak passing through the eye; yellowish lips with brown spots; uniform yellowish lower surface
    Distribution North of Western Australia, the northern third of the Northern Territory, northeastern Queensland, islands of the Torres Strait
    Habitat Dry forests, grass savannas, riverbeds, coastal plains, termite mounds, rocky areas
    Diet Reptiles, birds, small mammals especially microbats
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 25 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 45 days in captivity
    Reproductive Age Male: 2 years of age
    Female: 2.5 years of age
    Average Lifespan More than 30 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on January 9th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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