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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Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum Natural History. The Javan wart snake is found on the coastal regions of India and Ceylon, and also javsnicus the Indo-Australian islands as far as the Solomons.

Acrochordus javanicus | The Reptile Database

Blood oxygen stores in the file snake, Acrochordus granulatusand in other marine snakes. Accessed 27 February The ventral scales of this snake are of the same size and shape as the other scales, unlike other types of snakes that often have enlarged ventral scales.

Acrochordhs page was last edited on 20 Octoberat The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The skin is covered with small rough adjacent scales.

Though we edit our accounts for arcochordus, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. The snake captures its prey by folding its body around it, using its prehensile tail and the javabicus scales to ensure a firm grip.

Snakes of the Siwalik Group Miocene of Pakistan: It usually catches its prey by folding its body firmly around the prey. The first several of these breaths oxygenate the blood, and the last one fills the multi-chambered lung.


Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum Nat. Acrochordidae in tropical Australia.

WilliamsJeff Boundy Accessed December 31, at https: Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Litteratura Serpentium 1 6: There are three species, all in the genus Acrochordus: It is the most marine of the filesnakes, the most brightly patterned, and has a shorter, more laterally-compressed tail, more granular scales, more dorsally-oriented nostrils, and a salt excretion gland beneath its tongue. Journal of Herpetology 9: Please see our brief essay. Acrochordus javanicus has a coastal living habitat like riversestuaries and lagoons.

These extinct filesnakes date from million years ago during the Miocene, only a few million years after the Indian plate crashed into Asia to form the Himalayas. This is much more wasteful of acrochodus than the uric acid method, and it’s not clear why they do this. Also like turtles, filesnakes can both obtain oxygen from and release acidic carbon dioxide into the water through their skinwhich helps prolong their dives.

ADW: Acrochordus javanicus: CLASSIFICATION

Because it is so well-known, we can say with confidence that it is more closely related to A. The species is also kept as an exotic pet. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Acrochordus javanicus?

A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species.

Negative They are easily aggravated. Most of the time, the snake stays under the water surface, and it can do so for up to 40 minutes continously. Diversity of snakes on the materials of the exposition of the Zoological Museum of the Moscow Acochordus University.


Ecology of a low-energy specialist: More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Studies from northern Australia found that only a small proportion of females are reproductive in any given year, and that only the very largest females reproduce relatively frequently.

Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Taxonomy, Life History, and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan. They have sensory, bristle-bearing tubercles on the skin between their scales, as well as sensory organs on the scales themselves, both of which presumably javwnicus them sense the underwater movements of nearby prey, analogous to the lateral line systems of fishes and some amphibians.

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. Fossil Acrochordus have been found in Pakistan and Nepalas well as within the extant range. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Datasheet Acrochordus javanicus Javan Filesnake.

Elephant trunk snake

The Animal Diversity Web online. Elephant trunk snake Preserved specimen Conservation status. Javanidus development of the skull in Acrochordus granulatus Schneider Reptilia: Snake species of the world. Phylogeny and divergence times of filesnakes Acrochordus: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The largest, female Javans, grow up to 8 feet and over 20 pounds.