Green anaconda

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A snake heavyweight

This snake is the heaviest in the world, especially the females: they can be 5 times larger than the males! It owes its name to the green color on its back, while the belly may be grey, orange or yellow.
It feeds on large prey, which it kills by constriction: young tapirs, capybaras, fish, as well as crocodiles, boa constrictors and even, exceptionally, humans.

Latin name: Eunectes murinus
Class: Reptiles
Order: Squamata
Family: Boidae
Size: up to 9m long
Weight: up to 200 kg
Lifespan:  40 years
Reproduction : oviviparous
Gestation: 3.5 months
Number of young: 10 – 60
Habitat: swamps
Diet: carnivorous
Distribution: South America, east of the Andes, from Colombia to northern Paraguay. As well as in Trinidad.
Conservation status: non evaluated