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Pygmy Python

Pygmy pythons are species of non-venomous snakes endemic to Western Australia. They are the world’s smallest python. The species is very popular as pets.

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

    Other Names Anthill Python
    Length Around 50 cm
    Weight Around 210 gm
    Color Dark brick red dorsal color and may be with patterns; creamy white ventral surface
    Distribution Western Australia’s northwest part
    Habitat Termite mounds, rocky areas, water ways
    Diet Small geckos and skinks, small mammals
    Predators Variety of birds, carnivorous mammals, other snakes
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 8 eggs
    Incubation Period 50 to 60 days
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan More than 25 years

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    Published on October 7th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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