Candoia carinata carinata. While pythons undoubtedly hold the...
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Image #cld1716132
SpeciesCandoia carinata carinata
LocalityPapua, Indonesia
DescriptionWhile pythons undoubtedly hold the crown for the largest and most famous constricting snakes of Indonesia, a single genus of boas also occurs in the rainforests of the eastern archipelago. Often overlooked, the Pacific Keel-scaled Boa seldom exceeds a meter in length. It is an ambush predator of frogs and lizards, and like other boas, bears live young rather than laying eggs.  
Keywordsanimal | boa | boidae | fauna | guinea | irian | jaya | keel-scaled | new | pacific | reptile | snake | west | wildlife

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