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Eunectes murinus (Anaconda, Green Anaconda; Green anaconda)


Wikipedia Abstract

The green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), also known as the common anaconda and water boa, is a non-venomous boa species found in South America. It is the heaviest and one of the longest known extant snake species. The term anaconda often refers to this species, though the term could also apply to other members of the genus Eunectes. The green anaconda's scientific name is derived from the Greek εὐνήκτης, meaning "good swimmer", and the Latin murinus, meaning "of mice", for being thought to prey on mice.
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Maximum Longevity [2]  32 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams
Diet [1]  Carnivore


Protected Areas


Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Prey / Diet

Cruziohyla craspedopus[3]
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Capybara)[3]
Tapirus terrestris (South American tapir)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Panthera onca (Jaguar)2
Ramphastos toco (Toco Toucan)1
Speothos venaticus (Bush Dog)1


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Out of Africa Wildlife Park


Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, N Bolivia, NE Peru, Guyana, French Guiana, Trinidad Terra typica: "America".;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2de 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
3Animals of the Rainforest
4Gibson, 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 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License