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Deschauensee’s Anaconda

Deschauensee’s Anaconda is a semi-aquatic, non-venomous snake found in northeastern South America.

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

    Other Names Dark-spotted Anaconda, De Schauensee’s Anaconda
    Length 8-9 feet
    Color Mainly brown with dark spots on the backs and sides
    Distribution Northeastern Brazil, Guyana and coastal French Guiana
    Habitat Swamps and seasonally flooded fresh water areas
    Diet Fish, birds, mammals and caimans
    Hibernation Fact Do not formally hibernate
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season June to August
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (producing live young)
    Litter Size 3 – 26
    Gestational Period Around 6 months
    Reproductive Age Between 3-4 years of age
    Average Lifespan Wild: Around 10 years
    In captivity: Up to 30 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Data Deficient

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    Published on August 26th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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