One of the largest snakes in the world, the green anaconda can reach impressive proportions — over 30 feet ( m) in length, 12 inches ( Learn more about the Green anaconda – with amazing Green anaconda videos, photos and facts on Arkive. Common Name: Green Anaconda. Scientific Name: Eunectes murinus. Type: Reptiles. Diet: Carnivores. Group Name: Bed, knot. Average life span in The Wild: .

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Rivas and Burghardt, ; Rivas, Mating System polyandrous Green anacondas reach sexual maturity at approximately 3—4 years of age.

Check List 3 4: Grassland-dwelling females remain in areas near river banks, basking in the sun in elevated areas regularly during the wet season. Faszination Riesenschlangen eunectez Mythos, Fakten und Geschichten.

Green Anaconda

Females are selective in mating aggregations. It is hunted, both legally and illegally, in many parts of its range for its skins and for sale in the growing, illegal pet trade.

Retrieved from ” https: Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. New York, New York: Herpetological Review 45 2: Large males typically mate with the most fertile and largest females.

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murrinus To cite this page: Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eunectes murinus? Geographic Range Green anacondas are found throughout the tropical lowlands of South America.


This can produce a scratching sound. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. This mating system may help to explain the pronounced size difference between the sexes; as larger male specimens can be mistaken for females, it is disadvantageous for males to grow beyond a certain size 9.

Herpetological Natural History1: Males have short term sperm storage, using up their reservoir after mating is completed. The Latin adjective murinus murina in this case would mean “of mice” or “connected with mice,” understood in context as “preying on mice”, and not as “mouse-gray-colored” another possible meaning of Latin murinus as murinux often wrongly indicated for E.

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. While the exact reason for this is not understood, scientists cite several possibilities, including the dramatic sexual dimorphism in the species, and the possibility that a female anaconda requires additional food intake after breeding to sustain the long period of gestation.

Hsiou and Albino, ; O’Shea, Although it may not be necessary for there to be more than one male, this results in odd clusters referred to as “breeding balls”, in which up to 12 males wrap around the same female and attempt to copulate. Seba [19] in Because of its large size, the green anaconda is cumbersome on land but stealthy in water.


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Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Accessed April 24, at http: Implications for conservation and management. Small populations of green anacondas have also been introduced into Florida. Grzimek, ; Rivas and Burghardt, ; Rivas and Owens, ; Rivas, ; Shine, Females are selective in mating aggregations. Contribution eunected the herpetofauna of the Venezuelan Guayana.

Elvey and Newlon, ; Rivas and Owens, ; Rivas, ; Strimple, To avoid attackers, green anacondas will hide by burrowing into mud or fleeing into nearby water. Common names for E. Green anaconda neonates are larger than most snakes at birth. Zur Kenntnis der Anakonda-Arten Serpentes: Accessed March 28, at http: Amphibians and reptiles of Myrinus, South America: One of the largest snakes in the world, the green anaconda can reach impressive proportions — over 30 feet 9.

Studies on anacondas III.