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Cuban Wood Snake

Cuban Wood Snake is a species of snakes that are belong to the dwarf boa group. As the name suggests, they are primarily found in Cuba. They are non-venomous and have 3 recognized subspecies.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Tropidophiidae
    Genus Tropidophis
    Species T. melanurus
    Scientific Name Tropidophis melanurus


    Other Names Dusky dwarf boa, Cuban wood snake, Cuban giant dwarf boa
    Length 32 to 39 inches
    Color Brownish to bright brownish yellow
    Distribution Cuba, and some nearby islands, including Cayo Real, Isla de la Juventud and Navassa Island
    Habitat Jungles and dense vegetation
    Diet Lizards and amphibians
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous

    Cuban Wood Snake Pictures Gallery

    Published on January 3rd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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