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Elephant Trunk Snake

The Elephant Trunk Snakes have a baggy, loose skin, and are popular in the exotic pet trade. These are aquatic snakes, and are found in the Southeast Asian countries. Their skin is also used in the tannery industry. This snake does not carry poison.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylu Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Acrochordidae
    Genus Acrochordus
    Species A. javanicus
    Scientific Name Acrochordusjavanicus


    Other Names Elephant trunk snake
    Length 240 cm max.
    Coloration The dorsal part is light to dark brown, the ventral side is dull yellow
    Distribution South of Thailand, west of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Java, Sumatra
    Habitat Rivers, lagoons, estuaries, freshwater and brackish environments
    Diet Different fishes and amphibians
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 6th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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