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Spotted Python

Spotted python is a non-venomous species of snake occurring in northern Australia. It is one of the smallest pythons. There are no recognized subspecies of this species. The species is nocturnal and is very popular as pets.

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

    Other Names Eastern Small Blotched Python
    Length 100–140 cm
    Color Ground color is fawn or pale brown with dark chocolate brown patches; underside is mainly cream
    Distribution Eastern Queensland, northern New South Wales, Papua New Guinea
    Habitat Wet forests, dry woodlands, river banks, rocky areas particularly caves
    Diet Lizards, rodents, birds, bats
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season End of April to middle of August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 18 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 80 days
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan More than 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Listed

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    Published on October 16th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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