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Encyclopedia > Green Anaconda
Green Anaconda

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Phylum: Chordata
Genus: 'Eunectes
Species: E. murinus
Binomial name
Eunectes murinus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms

Boa murina
Linnaeus, 1758
Boa scytale
Linnaeus, 1758
Boa gigas
Latreille, 1802
Eunectes barbouri
Dunn & Conant, 1936 Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive either in the present day or the future. ... Image File history File links Status_iucn3. ... Least Concern (LC) is an IUCN category assigned to extant species or lower taxa which have been evaluated but do not qualify for any other category. ... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Species See text. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Carl Linnaeus, Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as  , (May 23, 1707[1] – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[2] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... In scientific nomenclature, synonyms are different scientific names used for a single taxon. ... Pierre André Latreille. ... Roger Conant (May 6, 1909–December 19, 2003) was an American herpetologist, author, educator and conservationist. ...

The Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is an anaconda. It is the largest member of the boa family of snakes and the most heavy bodied member of the super-order Squamata. For other uses, see Anaconda (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Korean pop singer. ... The hierarchy of scientific classification In biological classification, family (Latin: familia, plural familiae) is a rank, or a taxon in that rank. ... For other uses, see Snake (disambiguation). ... Suborders Lacertilia- Lizards Serpentes - Snakes Amphisbaenia - Worm lizards This article is about the Squamata order of reptiles. ...


It is among the largest snakes in the world, with recorded (but unverified) measurements of 9.45 m (29.7 feet) and 11 m (33.5 feet), though average size is closer to 15 feet.[citation needed] It rivals the Reticulated Python for length, but is typically considerably heavier. It can weigh 250 kg (551 lb) and have a girth of more than 30 cm (11.8 inches) in diameter.[citation needed] The Green Anaconda might be the most exaggerated animal on earth in terms of size, with reports of lengths ranging up to 40 m (131 feet). Probably the largest snake ever actually measured was a shot-but-not-killed female near the Colombia-Venezuela border in 1944. This unweighed giant was measured as being 11.43 m (37.5 feet), before it apparently slithered off from its hunter, who thought it died.[1] Females are significantly larger than males, having the largest sexual dimorphism of all the snakes. // Binomial name Python reticulatus Schneider, 1801 The Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus), with a maximum recorded length 33 feet [1], is the longest existing snake species. ... Female (left) and male Common Pheasant, illustrating the dramatic difference in both color and size, between the sexes Sexual dimorphism is the systematic difference in form between individuals of different sex in the same species. ...


Their primary overall color is an olive green, with black blotches that run the length of the body. Their head is narrow compared to the rest of the body, with most exhibiting distinctive orange-yellow striping on either side. Their eyes are set high on their head so as to allow the snake to be able to see out of the water without exposing the rest of its body. For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... The orange, a fruit from which the modern name of the orange colour comes. ... A yellow Tulip. ... For other uses, see Eye (disambiguation). ...

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Geographic range

Green Anacondas are found mainly in northern South America (Amazon and Orinoco basins), in Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, northern Bolivia, northeast Peru, Guyana, and the island of Trinidad. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... This article is about the river. ... The Orinoco is one of the longest rivers in South America at 2,410 km, (1,497. ... Look up Trinidad in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Behavior

Green anaconda at the New England Aquarium.
Green anaconda at the New England Aquarium.

Green anacondas, like all anacondas, are primarily aquatic. They eat a wide variety of prey, almost anything they can manage to overpower, including: fish, birds, a variety of mammals, and other reptiles. Particularly large anacondas may even consume large prey such as tapir, deer, capybara, caiman, and sometimes crocodiles and jaguars, but such large meals are not regularly consumed. They employ constriction to subdue their prey. Cannibalism among green anacondas is also known, most recorded cases involving a larger female consuming a smaller male. Scientists cite several possible reasons for this, including the dramatic sexual dimorphism in the species and the possibility that female anacondas require additional food intake after breeding to sustain their long gestation period and the male simply being an opportunistic prey item, but the exact reason is not understood.[2] In captivity, anacondas are known for their aggressive disposition.[3] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 669 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1597 × 1431 pixel, file size: 877 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 669 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1597 × 1431 pixel, file size: 877 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus). ... The New England Aquarium is a major aquarium located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Predator and Prey redirect here. ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary... Reptilia redirects here. ... Species Tapirus bairdii Tapirus indicus Tapirus pinchaque Tapirus terrestris Tapirs (IPA:ˈteɪpər, pronounced as in taper, or IPA:təˈpɪər, pronounced as in tap-ear) are large browsing mammals, roughly pig-like in shape, with short, prehensile snouts. ... This article is about the ruminant animal. ... // Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) Capybara range Capybara (scientific name Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris[1], known as carpincho in Spanish and capivara in Portuguese[2]) is the largest rodent still in existence in the world, related to guinea pigs, agouti, coyphillas and chinchillas. ... Genera Alligator Caiman Melanosuchus Paleosuchus Alligators and caimans are reptiles closely related to the crocodiles and forming the family Alligatoridae (sometimes regarded instead as the subfamily Alligatorinae). ... Genera Crocodylus Osteolaemus Tomistoma A crocodile can be any of the 14 species of large, water-loving reptiles in the family Crocodylidae (sometimes classified instead as the subfamily Crocodylinae). ... For other uses, see Jaguar (disambiguation). ... Constriction is a method used by various snake species to kill their prey. ... “Cannibal” redirects here. ...


Reproduction

Anacondas are ovoviviparous. Copulation takes place during the rainy season, typically in the water. Gestation is approximately 6 months. Litter size averages 20-40 young, but as many as 100 are possible. Sexual maturity is reached between 2 and 3 years of age. Ovoviviparous animals develop within eggs that remain within the mothers body up until they hatch or are about to hatch. ...


References

  1. ^ The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats - Wood, G.; Sterling Pub Co Inc, New York. 978-0851122359 (1983)
  2. ^ Eunectes murinus (Green Anaconda): Cannibalism
  3. ^ LLLReptile: Green Anaconda Captive Care

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Green Anaconda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (167 words)
The Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is an anaconda, a member of the boa family of snakes.
Green Anacondas are found mainly in northern South America (Amazon and Orinoco basins), in Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, northern Bolivia, northeast Peru, Guyana, and Trinidad.
The anaconda is a constrictor, gives birth to live young from amniotic eggs, and lives mostly in the water.
Anaconda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (534 words)
Anacondas (Jibóia and Sucurí, local names) are three species of aquatic boa inhabiting the swamps and rivers of the dense forests of tropical South America.
The anaconda combines an arboreal with an aquatic life, and feeds chiefly upon birds and mammals, mostly during the night.
Anacondas have a reputation for bad temperament; that plus the massive size of the green species mean that anacondas are comparatively less popular as pets than other boas.
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