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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Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. An interesting fact about this snake is that it does not bulge after feeding like other snakes do.

It is found in fresh and brackish water on the Malay Peninsula and on the islands of Sumatra, Java, and Acrochorus and was introduced to Florida in the s, although it does not appear to have established there. It usually catches its prey by folding its body firmly around the prey. The Javan wart snake usually hides in the daytime and becomes active at night.

The first several of these breaths oxygenate the blood, and the last one fills the multi-chambered lung. Ralph Curtis Publishing, pp.

During the day, filesnakes hide in the shadows of overhanging trees, moving with them to remain concealed from predatory acrchordus.

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This is much more wasteful of water than the uric acid method, and it’s not clear why they do this. 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.

If you need to identify a snake, try the Snake Identification Facebook group. The body scales are in about rows around the body. An acrochordud snake, A. Find more photos by Google images search: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Acrochordidae in tropical Australia. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Retrieved from ” https: But it prefers freshwater and brackish environments.

A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. The long, thin tongue of Acrochordus javanicus From Greene At first glance the three extant Acrochordus species seem quite similar, but in fact they exhibit striking differences in both anatomy and ecology.

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 Solomons. A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species.

Elephant trunk snake

It grows as long but at the same size is only about half as heavy-bodied. Also like turtles, filesnakes can both obtain oxygen from and release acidic carbon dioxide into the water through their skinwhich helps prolong their dives. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. Additional Information Acrochorus of Life. Habitat, diet, and reproduction of the file snake, Acrochordus granulatusin the straits of Malacca.


Blood oxygen stores in the file snake, Acrochordus granulatusand in other marine snakes. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. The body is stout, and the tail is short and prehensile.

Journal of Herpetology 9: The pregnant females are highly prized for their embryos, which are cooked on hot ashes, eaten like popcorn, and called ‘cookies’ javvanicus Aboriginal acrochordis.

Its body remains slack all the time because its skin is so loose and baggy.

ADW: Acrochordus javanicus: INFORMATION

This is because the baggy skin restricts them from moving efficiently on land. They are easily aggravated.

Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp. Snakes of the World: The Javan wart snake has a muscular body and the male grows up to a length of five feet. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago.

It has amniotic eggs, which are retained in the oviducts of the snake and are acrochrdus internally.

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