Yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus)

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Yellow anaconda coiled on a branch

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  • Although much smaller than the green anaconda, the yellow anaconda is the second largest boa species in South America.
  • The yellow anaconda can grow to between three and four metres in length.
  • There are three species of anaconda in the genus Eunectes, a Latin name which means 'good swimmer'.
  • The yellow anaconda gives birth to live young.
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Yellow anaconda description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyBoidae
GenusEunectes (1)

Information on the yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Yellow anaconda status

The yellow anaconda has not yet been assessed by the IUCN, but is listed on Appendix II of CITES (1).

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References

  1. CITES (October, 2009)
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