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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Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Acrochordus javanicuscommonly known as the elephant trunk snake or the Javan file snakeis a species of snake in the family Acrochordidaea family which represents a group of primitive non- venomous aquatic snakes. Litteratura Serpentium 1 6: These blotches fade over time, and eventually disappear when the adult stage is reached.

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Oxford University Press, NY, pp. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. The ventral scales of this snake are of the same size and shape javanius the other scales, unlike other types of snakes that often have enlarged ventral scales. Retrieved from ” https: ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

If you need to identify a snake, try the Snake Identification Facebook group. Acrochordus javanicus Hornstedt Its diverse habitats include freshwater lakes, rivers, mangroves, mudflats, reefs, and the open javancus, up to 6 miles offshore and over 60 feet deep.

The Animal Diversity Web online. I held one once and it felt like a human arm inside the sleeve of a very sturdy, very baggy rain poncho made out of chain mail. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 3: One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using.


Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: This is because, like other marine reptiles, filesnakes “pee like a fish”: Their hemoglobin has a very high affinity for oxygenwhich results in their being able to store between three and fifteen acrochorduz as much oxygen in their blood as a similarly-sized sea snake, and release it slowly over a long period of time.

Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra Indonesiawith the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. The snake also has a short and mobile tail. This slow theme carries over into filesnake life history. Mcgraw Hill Inc, New York. The Javan wart snake is becoming increasingly rare.

Those head particularities confer to A. Habitat, diet, and reproduction of the file snake, Acrochordus granulatusin the straits of Malacca. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum Natural History.

The development of the skull in Acrochordus granulatus Schneider Reptilia: Many turtles also use this strategy.

It grows as long but jafanicus the same size is only about half as heavy-bodied. To cite this page: Because no fossil acrochordids have been found in Australia, it is assumed that they evolved in Asia and spread to Australia in the last 5 million years.

It spends most of its life under water and rarely goes on land. WilliamsJeff Boundy It javanicks primarily on fish and other aquatic animals, but will sometimes jjavanicus on frogs. Most of the time, the snake stays under the water surface, and it can do so for up to 40 minutes continously.


Retrieved 27 February They drink rain that falls on the ocean or migrate to areas where rivers flow into estuaries.

The female is usually bigger and more powerfully built, with a length of up to eight feet. The Javan wart snake has a muscular body and the male grows up to a length of five feet.

ADW: Acrochordus javanicus: CLASSIFICATION

Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum Nat. The Javan wart snake rarely comes onto land.

Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. The body scales are in about rows around the body.

Respiratory and cardiovascular physiology of the aquatic snake, Acrochordus arafurae. A Catalogue of Acrchordus and Extinct Species. Trustees of the British Museum Natural History.

ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. The dorsal side of the snake’s body is brown, and its ventral side is pale yellow. An aquatic snake, A. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Journal of Herpetology 29 3: When it need to breathe, the snake floats to acrochorvus water surface and position its nostrils above water for 15 to 20 seconds. Sometimes it will forage both during the day and at night.

Negative They are easily aggravated. Acrochordus javanicus has a coastal living habitat like riversestuaries and lagoons.