Candoia carinata

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Candoia carinata
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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).

Subspecies[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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.