Species Details


Reticulated Python Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Malayopython reticulatus
Family : Pythonidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Humid forests,Woodlands,Nearby grasslands associated with rivers,Areas nearby streams and Lakes
Description : The reticulated python is one of the largest snake species in the world, with adults reaching lengths of up to 30 feet and weights of over 300 pounds.
Their coloration can vary from light brown to dark green, with distinctive cream-colored, diamond-shaped markings along their body.
Reticulated pythons are found in a variety of habitats, including rainforests, swamps, and grasslands.
They are carnivores and feed on a wide range of prey, including rodents, birds, monkeys, and even deer.
Reticulated pythons are generally solitary creatures and are active mainly at night. They are excellent swimmers and climbers, and are known to be good ambush predators.
Reticulated pythons are oviparous, which means they lay eggs. Females can lay up to 100 eggs at a time, which they then coil around to protect and incubate until they hatch.
Reticulated pythons have a number of adaptations that help them survive in their environment, including sharp teeth for catching and holding prey, a muscular body for constricting their prey, and heat-sensing pits on their face to help them locate warm-blooded prey in the dark.
Reticulated pythons have been known to attack humans, particularly when they feel threatened or cornered. However, such incidents are relatively rare, and most encounters with reticulated pythons are peaceful.
The reticulated python is not currently listed as endangered, but it is considered a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and hunting for its skin and meat.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Wikipedia, IUCN Red List Bangladesh Volume-4 2015; photo credit:honeyroll_ahmad_sah(www.inaturalist.org/people/honeyroll_ahmad_sah), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.