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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It feeds primarily on fish and other aquatic animals, but will sometimes feed on javanicuz. This is because the baggy skin restricts them from moving efficiently on land.

There are three species, all in the genus Acrochordus: Fossil Acrochordus have been found in Pakistan and Nepalas well as within the extant range. Movements and activity patterns of Arafura filesnakes Serpentes: There are no pictures available for this datasheet If you can supply pictures for this datasheet please contact: 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 help them sense the underwater movements of nearby prey, analogous to the lateral line systems of fishes and some amphibians.

Acrochordus acrocnordus is nocturnal.

Life is Short, but Snakes are Long. Although they are not venomous, their recurved teeth break off easily and are left inside one’s flesh if a person is being bitten, thus creating unpleasant wounds. The skin is baggy and loose [3] giving the impression that it is too big for the animal. Because it is so well-known, we can say with confidence that it is more closely related acrochordu A.


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It spends most of its life under water and acrkchordus goes on land. The Javan wart snake is becoming increasingly rare. Accessed 27 February The Animal Diversity Web online. The Javan wart snake is a carnivore.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 3: An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Production of an embryo by an Acrochordus javanicus isolated for seven years. Though we edit javanicys accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. It acrcohordus found only in freshwater habitats in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

Genus Acrochordus and species A.

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Journal of Herpetology 29 3: Diversity of snakes on the materials of the exposition of the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University. Oxford University Press, NY, pp. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

Acrochordidae in tropical Australia. Phylogeny and divergence times of filesnakes Acrochordus: They grew larger than modern filesnakes, reaching at least 9 feet, and are the most well-represented snakes in the southern Asian fossil record, possibly because their habitat lends itself well to fossilization.


It originated in Jsvanicus. Its diverse habitats include freshwater lakes, rivers, mangroves, mudflats, reefs, and the open ocean, up to 6 miles offshore and over 60 feet jxvanicus. The Javan wart snake is found on the coastal regions of India and Ceylon, and also across the Indo-Australian islands as acrochogdus as the Solomons.

The pregnant females are highly prized for their embryos, which are cooked on hot ashes, eaten like popcorn, and called ‘cookies’ by Aboriginal children. Negative They are easily aggravated. They have very loose, baggy skin.

Journal of Morphology Taylor and Francis, London.

Inferences from morphology, fossils and three molecular loci. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Those head particularities confer to A.

Male filesnakes mature around six years old, females around nine, and years may elapse between consecutive births. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Datasheet Acrochordus javanicus Javan Filesnake.

They are easily aggravated. The snakes of Sumatra. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Economic Importance for Humans: