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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Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Retrieved 27 February The Javan wart snake usually hides in the daytime and becomes active at night. The shape of the snake’s snouted head is flat and broad, with nostrils located at the navanicus 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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Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The snake also has a short and mobile tail. Boinae and Acrochordoidea Reptilia, Serpentes.

This is because, like other marine reptiles, filesnakes “pee like a fish”: 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. Scale sensillae of the file snake Serpentes: Aquatic Biomes lakes and ponds rivers and streams coastal Physical Description The Javan wart snake has a muscular body and the male grows up to a length of five feet.


The female is usually bigger and more powerfully built, with a length of up to eight feet.

The Javan wart snake bears live young, about 20 to 30 offspring at one time. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

This loose skin is likely an adaptation that allows filesnakes to withstand the great force of the initial dash for freedom of their fish prey. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

In the swamps, marshes, streams, and estuaries of northern Australia and southeastern Asia live ancient snakes as thick as your arm, with tongues as thin as a thread, skin as rough as a file, and a disposition as gentle as a lamb.

This is indicated by the fact that they are now seldom offered for sale. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P.

WilliamsJeff Boundy There are no ventral scales. The skin of the Javan wart snake is loose and baggy, with small rough scales.

Female filesnakes are courted by up to eight males at a time in shallow water. Reptarium The Reptile Database.


Habitat, diet, and reproduction of the file snake, Acrochordus granulatusin the straits of Malacca. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. It is havanicus in fresh and brackish water on the Malay Peninsula and on the islands of Sumatra, Java, and Borneo and was introduced to Florida in the s, although it does not appear to have established there.

The Javan wart snake lives in the brackish zone of rivers, streams, and estuaries, and it sometimes swims short distances into the sea.

Acrochordus javanicus (Javan Filesnake)

This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Acrochordus granulatus with algae growing on its back Filesnakes have incredibly low metabolic rates, even for a snake, and cannot sustain rigorous physical activity for very long.

Besides a difference in size, the young can also be distinguished by the irregular, longitudinal blotches on their skin. Acrochordus javanicus is nocturnal.

Mcgraw Hill Inc, New York. Phylogeny and divergence times of filesnakes Acrochordus: Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.