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Yellow Anaconda

Yellow anacondas are non-venomous boa species snakes inhabiting southern parts of South America. They are smaller than the giant green anaconda and have no subspecies. Females are longer and heavier than males. They kill their prey by constriction.



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


    Other Names Sucuri Amarela, Paraguayan Anaconda
    Length 3.3 to 4.4 m (average)
    Weight 25 to 35 kg (55 to 77 lb); the weight of larger specimens can be 40 to 55 kg (88 to 121 lb) or  more
    Color Ground color is yellow, golden-tan or greenish-yellow covered with black or dark brown spots
    Distribution Paraguay, northeastern Argentina, southern Brazil, Bolivia
    Habitat Aquatic habitats like swamps, marshes, banks of slow moving streams and rivers, forests
    Diet Wading birds, fish, turtles, small-sized caimans, birds’ eggs, small mammals, lizards, fish carrion
    Hibernation Period They go into aestivation during summer
    Predators Young ones falls prey to Crab-eating Foxes, tegu lizards, spectacled Caimans, cats, dogs, raccoons, raptors such as the Crested Caracara, larger anacondas
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season April-May
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 20-40
    Gestation Period Around 6 months
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan Around 15 to 20 years in the wild
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on September 19th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 20th August 2018.

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