Green anacondas spend most of their time alone.Next
On average, these snakes breed every other year, allowing recuperation from the loss of energy required for reproduction.
Protected areas are not always well regulated and deforestation still occurs. Some countries have additional national laws making the trade of anaconda products illegal. These anacondas are polyandrous animals, meaning that a female mates with more than one male while each male mates with only one female.Next
Juveniles tend to eat fish, birds and small mammals.
Environmental pressures can also influence levels of predation, as savanna-dwelling anacondas experience increased predation during the dry season. Their eyes and nostrils are on the top of their head allowing them to see and breathe while most of their body is under water.Next
Females may give birth to as many as 82 young, averaging 20-40 offspring.
Growth, Shedding, and Food Intake in Captive Eunectes murinus Linnaeus,1758 Serpentes:Boidae.
Their body pattern provides effective camouflage, allowing a submerged anaconda to be virtually invisible from a short distance away.
Being water-dwelling reptiles, anacondas are fast in the water while slow on land. Green anacondas generally live in tropical rainforests and tend to prefer shallow, slow-moving waters, such as streams, rivers and flooded grasslands. Males also use this ability to detect pheromones from females during the breeding season.
The more the prey struggles, the tighter the coiling will become, until the victim becomes unconscious.
Green anacondas reach sexual maturity at about 3 to 4 years old. They can move large distances over short time periods, especially during annual dry seasons and when males are seeking females. Alligatoridae and Eunectes murinus Linn.Next
Boidae , in the Central Amazon, Brazil.