Anaconda | All about anaconda snakes

Anaconda | All about anaconda snakes

The snake, Anaconda is also called as green anaconda, common anaconda, giant anaconda, common water boa or sucuri. The generic name of anaconda is Eunectes murinus.

Anacondas are of boa species commonly found in South America. [S1]

There are four species of anacondas exists in the world. They are:

  1. Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
  2. Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus)
  3. Dark-Spotted Anaconda (Eunectes deschauenseei)
  4. Bolivian Anaconda (Eunectes beniensis)

Out of the above four species, green anacondas are the heaviest and largest, also commonly seen in South America. The smallest species if the yellow anaconda. It is known to be the heaviest and longest extant snake species. The other two species such as Dark-Spotted anaconda and Bolivian anaconda are the rasest one. [S5]

Anacondas are said to be subset of boa snakes. They are carnivorous and cold-blooded reptiles. Just like other snakes, anacondas also swallow their food whole. Inspite showing similarities with other snakes, anacondas have their own distinguising habits and characters.

Despite anacondas belong to boa species, they differ from boa snakes. In latin, the word boa means large serpent. There are four species in anacondas, out of which green anacondas are the largest snakes on the earth. They grow up to 30 feet long and weighs up to 550 pound. The average life span of anacondas in the wild is about 10 years, however, under adoption of human care, they live much longer. [S2]

Question & Answers

What is the largest anaconda snake ever found?
The largest anaconda ever recorded was (Weight) 227 kilograms, (Length) 8.43 meters long with 1.11 meters girth. [S3]
Do anaconda snakes eat human?
As green anacondas are larger size of all species of snakes, they are capable of eating a human, but this is extremely rare. [S4]
What is the biggest thing a anaconda can eat?
Anacondas eat deer, turtles, caimans, wild pigs, birds, capybara and even jaguars. [S6]
Where do anaconda snakes live?
Anacondas live in tropical rainforests of the Amazon. They commonly like to live in swamps, slow-moving streams and marshes [S7]

News about anacondas

A giant green anaconda crossing road in Brazil, causing traffic for some time. The passengers and drivers were sighting the giant snake until it enters in to the bush on the other side. Read more... (25-Aug-2021)

Brian Barczyk, a vlogger who travels around the world for adventures of animals, captures a giant anaconda enjoying its time being under water. The anaconda's facial expressions shows Read more... (23-Jul-2021)

An anaconda named Annie beat new Guinness record for being the oldest snake alive. This snake of weight 40 kg and length 4 meters long is said to be alive for around 37 years. Read more... (22-Jun-2021)

A black panther tries to drag a giant green anaconda out of river. Despite anacondas are heavier and faster in water, the black panther put effort to get it to the land. Read more... (12-Jan-2021)

A 50 feet anaconda is found crossing the river (Xingu river) in Brazil. Is it real? Finally, people found that the footage video is stretched through its dimensions so that the anaconda looks like bigger as said. Read more... (30-Oct-2020)


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