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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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. A Catalogue of Living and Kavanicus Species. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Ecophysiological aspects of the coastal-estuarine distribution of acrochordid snakes.

It is also found near washed out banks. Accessed December 31, at https: Though we acroxhordus our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information javanicsu those accounts. Elephant trunk snake Preserved specimen Conservation status. It usually catches its prey by folding its body firmly around the prey. The shape of the snake’s snouted head is flat and broad, with nostrils located at the top side of its head, giving this snake a boa-like appearance, although the width of the snake’s trunk is identical to its head.


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Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: The long, thin tongue of Acrochordus javanicus From Greene Biogeographic Regions oriental native australian native Habitat The Javan wart snake lives in the brackish zone of rivers, streams, and estuaries, afrochordus it sometimes swims short distances into the sea.

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Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor javaniccus it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. 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.

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Their sharp scales are used to help gain purchase on slimy fish skin during constriction. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Acrochordus granulatus with algae growing on its back.


This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat Acrochordus javanicus Hornstedtjjavanicus This slow theme carries over into filesnake life history. The Javan wart snake rarely comes onto land.

At first glance the three extant Acrochordus species seem quite similar, but in fact they exhibit striking differences in both anatomy and ecology.

Acrochordus javanicus (Javan Filesnake)

Often the snakes are killed immediately by biting their necks. Views Read Edit View history.

While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references acrochordud our control. Life is Short, but Snakes are Long. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra Indonesiawith the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. More information about modern acrochoreus browsers can be found at http: Oxford University Press, NY, pp.

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