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Hydrodynastes gigas (False Water Cobra)

Synonyms: Cyclagigas gigas; Cyclagras gigas; Xenodon gigas

Wikipedia Abstract

Hydrodynastes gigas is a rear-fanged, venomous, colubrid species of snake found in South America. It is alternatively known as the false water cobra and Brazilian smooth snake. No subspecies are currently recognized.
View Wikipedia Record: Hydrodynastes gigas

Attributes

Maximum Longevity [1]  17 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Espinal Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Guianan Freshwater swamp forests Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan moist forests Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Humid Chaco Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Humid Pampas Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Marajó varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Maranhao Babatu forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Paraná flooded savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Solimões-Japurá moist forest Brazil, Colombia, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Cone Mesopotamian savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Southwest Amazon moist forests Peru, Brazil, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests Brazil, Guyana, Suriname Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uruguayan savanna Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Estacion Biologica Beni Biosphere Reserve VI 335178 Bolivia  
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  
Río Pilcomayo National Park II 123699 Formosa, Argentina

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Glossidiella ornata <Unverified Name>[2]
Glossidioides loossi <Unverified Name>[2]
Heterodiplostomum lanceolatum <Unverified Name>[2]
Infidum infidum <Unverified Name>[2]
Ophiotaenia paraguayensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Proteocephalus paraguayensis <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Charles Paddock Zoo
Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Greenville Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Miami Metrozoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Randers Regnskov
Riga Zoo
Rodbaston College
San Diego Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoological Society of London
Zoological Society of Trinidad &Tobago

Distribution

French Guiana (along the coast), S Brazil (Amazonas, Para, Amapa, Marajo Island, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná [HR 27: 216]), Rondonia [HR 30: 54], E Bolivia, Paraguay, N Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Santa Fe, Chaco, Formosa) Terra typica: C;

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Citations

Species recognized by Uetz P., , TIGR Reptile Database in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011