Green Anaconda

About the Green Anaconda

The green anaconda is one of the longest snakes in the world. The green anaconda, with a girth of nearly 30 cm (12 in.) and a weight of 227 kg (550 lb.), is the heaviest of all snakes. The colour pattern consists of an olive green background overlaid with black blotches along the length of the body. The head is narrow compared to the body, usually with distinctive orange-yellow striping on either side. The eyes are set high on the head, allowing the snake to see out of the water while swimming without exposing its body.

ICUN Status: Not yet evaluated but habitat loss is a serious concern

Did you know?

Its scientific name, eunectes murinus, means "good swimmer" in Latin.