Preferred Scientific Name; Acrochordus javanicus. Preferred Common Name; Javan Filesnake. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota; Kingdom. Geographic Range. The Javan wart snake is found on the coastal regions of India and Ceylon, and also across the Indo-Australian islands as far as the. Acrochordus javanicusJavan File Snake, Elephant Trunk Snake. Facebook. Twitter. KingdomAnimaliaanimals. Animalia: information (1) ยท Animalia: pictures.

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Food Habits The Javan wart snake is a carnivore.

Mostly this is done at the end of the Australian dry season, in November, when water levels are lowest and the snakes are easiest to find and capture. For professional, respectful, and non-lethal snake removal and consultation services in your town, try Wildlife Removal USA. To cite this page: Studies from northern Australia found that only a small proportion of females are reproductive in any given year, and that only the very largest females reproduce relatively frequently.

Biology and commercial utilization of acrochordid snakes, with special reference to Karung Acrochordus javanicus. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. It is found in fresh and brackish water on the Malay Peninsula and on the islands of Sumatra, Java, and Borneo and was introduced to Florida in the s, although it does not appear to have established there.

When it need to breathe, the snake floats to the water surface and position its nostrils above water for 15 to 20 seconds. The first several of these breaths oxygenate the blood, and the last one fills the multi-chambered lung.


The Naturalist’s Miscellany [ More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Retrieved 10 January Rain, fish and snakes: The long, thin tongue of Acrochordus javanicus From Greene Snakes of the World: It grows as long but at the same size is only about half as heavy-bodied. Genus Acrochordus and species A. It spends most of its life under water acrochoddus rarely goes on land.

Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Please see our brief essay. This is much more wasteful of water than the uric acid method, and it’s not clear why they do this. Its diverse habitats include freshwater lakes, rivers, mangroves, mudflats, reefs, and the open ocean, up to 6 miles offshore and over 60 feet deep.

Acrochordus javanicus has a coastal living habitat like riversestuaries and acrochirdus.

Acrochordus javanicus (Javan Filesnake)

Their sharp scales are used to help gain purchase on slimy fish skin during constriction. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: This is indicated by the fact that they are now seldom offered for sale. The other reason is that an effective and successful method of breeding is still not availiable yet.

They have very loose, baggy skin. The Javan wart snake rarely comes onto land. The Javan wart snake is found on the coastal regions of India and Ceylon, and also across the Indo-Australian islands as far as the Solomons.


Life is short, but snakes are long: Filesnakes, Wartsnakes, or Elephant Trunksnakes

Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. It is also found near washed out banks. The Animal Diversity Web online. Ecophysiological aspects of the coastal-estuarine distribution of acrochordid snakes.

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It can stay under water up to 40 minutes. The ventral scales of this snake are of the same size and shape as the other scales, unlike other types of snakes that often have enlarged ventral scales.

This slow theme carries javancius into filesnake life history. Taylor and Francis, London. A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species.

The young snakes are semi-terrestrial, until their baggy skin is fully developed. Production of an embryo by an Acrochordus javanicus isolated for seven years.

This is because, like other marine reptiles, filesnakes “pee like a fish”: Their population dynamics are driven by rainfall in northern Australia. Journal of Comparative Physiology Litteratura Serpentium 1 6: The largest, female Javans, grow up to 8 feet javanicu over 20 pounds.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 3: Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life.

Biogeographic Regions oriental native australian native Habitat The Javan wart snake lives in the brackish zone of rivers, streams, and estuaries, and it sometimes swims short distances into the sea.