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Macklot’s Python

Macklot’s python is a medium-sized species of snake native to Indonesia. It is a nonvenomous constrictor like all pythons. Currently, there are two recognized subspecies of this species. The snake is quite common in captivity as the species is easy to breed. It can be very aggressive.

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

    Other Names Freckled Python, Indonesian Water Python
    Length 7 ft or more
    Weight 12 – 16 lbs
    Color Blackish-brown to green base color while the sides are yellow to ochre; white belly with small and scattered yellow or black spots; pale labial scales
    Distribution Indonesia
    Habitat Rolling hills, open grasslands
    Diet Mice, rats, rabbit
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season January – February
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 20 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 months
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 17.4 years in captivity

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    Published on January 11th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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