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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Views Read Edit View history. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

The extinct species Acrochordus dehmi is represented by over fossils from over different locationsand probably went extinct about 6 million years ago. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Datasheet Acrochordus javanicus Javan Filesnake. 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.

Acrochordus javanicus has a coastal living habitat like aacrochordusestuaries and lagoons. Accessed December 31, at https: Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum Nat. This is much more wasteful of water than the uric acid method, and it’s not clear why they do this. There are no pictures available for this datasheet If you can supply pictures for this datasheet please contact: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.


It is found only in freshwater habitats havanicus northern Australia and southern New Guinea. The scales are formed adjacent to each other and they do not overlap.

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Geographic Range The Javan wart snake qcrochordus found acrochofdus the coastal regions of India and Ceylon, and also across the Indo-Australian islands as far as the Solomons.

Don’t need the entire report? 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. Their population dynamics are driven by rainfall in northern Australia. Acrochordus javanicus possesses a wide and flat head, and its nostrils are situated on the top of the snout.

When it need to breathe, the snake floats to the water surface and position its nostrils above water for 15 to 20 seconds. The snake captures its prey by folding its body around it, using its prehensile tail and the sharp scales to ensure a firm grip. Oxford University Press, NY, pp. Range mass 3 to 10 kg 6. The distribution in javaanicus summary table is based on all the information available.

During the day, filesnakes hide in the shadows of overhanging trees, moving with them to remain concealed from predatory birds. Pulmonary and cutaneous oxygen uptake in sea snakes and a file acrochordks. Most of the time, the snake stays under the water surface, and it can do so for up to 40 minutes continously.

Although the snakes themselves don’t generally put up much resistance, the old women who hunt them do so by wading into murky waters filled with crocodiles and feel under overhanging banks, weed beds, and logs, sometimes collecting over 30 javznicus per person-hour.


Elephant trunk snake

The skin is also used in the tannery industry. Acrochordus granulatus with algae growing on its back.

The Javan wart snake usually hides in the daytime and becomes active at night. Because no fossil acrochordids have been found in Australia, it is assumed that they evolved in Asia and spread to Acrochorus in the last 5 million years.

Diversity of snakes on the materials of the exposition of the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University. It is also found near washed out banks.

In other words, India and southeast Asia. If you need to identify a snake, try the Snake Identification Facebook group. They have very loose, baggy skin.

In captivity, they ” epitomize sluggishness in snakes “, although radio telemetry has shown that in the wild they move around wetlands slowly but steadily, covering up to feet per night.

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