Reticulated Python

Python reticulatus

The largest snake of the Python genus and one of the largest in the world can reach up to 11m.

Estatuto de conservação

  • Não avaliado
  • Dados insuficientes
  • LC
    Pouco preocupante
  • NT
    Quase ameaçado
  • VU
  • EN
    Em perigo
  • CR
    Criticamente em perigo
  • EW
    Extinto na natureza
  • EX

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    11 m
    150 - 170 Kg
    32 years
    Chicken and rabbit
    25 - 80 eggs

    They have a slightly yellowish and brown colouring over the dorsal part of the body, with a pattern on the skin with complex geometric designs and a series of diamond silhouettes on the back. The female tends to be larger and heavier than the male.

    It is an arboreal and territorial animal and is easily found in or near watercourses, allowing them better movement due to their length. Like all reptiles, the Reticulated Python sheds its skin whenever its body grows. These animals do not see well and, due to the absence of ears, use physical movements to communicate with each other. It is the largest of Python's snakes and one of the largest in the world.

    The Reticulated Python is not endangered, however, as per Appendix II of CITES, the trade and sale of its skin is regulated to ensure its survival is not compromised. This species is not listed on the IUCN Red List.

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