Malayopython reticulatus

Reticulated Python
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Reticulated Python

This large and slender reptile, found in the dense forests and grassy marshes, is renowned for its intricate, net-like pattern on its scales. It's a master of stealth and patience, waiting for the perfect moment to strike at its prey.

can swallow prey up to 1/4 of their length and up to their weight

can go up to 6.5m (21.3ft) long

Taxonomic Rank Scientific Name Common Name
Kingdom Animalia Animals
Phylum Chordata Chordates
Class Reptilia Turtles, Snakes, Lizards, and Relatives
Order Squamata
Family Pythonidae Pythons
Genus Malayopython
Species Malayopython reticulatus Reticulated Python

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