Candoia carinata

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Candoia carinata
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Boidae
Genus: Candoia
Species: C. carinata
Binomial name
Candoia carinata
(Schneider, 1801)

Candoia carinata, known commonly as the Pacific Ground Boa or the Pacific Keel-scaled Boa, is a species of snake in the Boidae family.[1] It is found in Indonesia, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago.

This snake adopted as pets in Indonesia, and popular with name Monopohon (pohon means tree in the Indonesian language).


Candoia carinata carinata[edit]

While it may be occasionally found in trees, this Papuan snake is most often found terrestrially.[2]

Candoia carinata paulsoni[edit]

Males are smaller and lighter than females,[2] and show spurs which are 90 cm - 1m, 300-400g in weight. Females are generally 1.2 - 1.4m in length and weighs 1 - 1.2 kg. The colour varies from dark brown to auburn, with distinct patterns, though there is also the paulsoni santa isabella, which are coloured white.


  1. ^ "Candoia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Andrew J. Marshall; Bruce McP. Beehler (15 November 2007). The ecology of Papua. Tuttle Publishing. p. 595. ISBN 978-0-7946-0393-9.