A cup of hot tea to welcome you!


Welcome to Wikiafripedia, the free encyclopedia that you can monetize your contributions. Aimed at WAP ZERO to the sum of all knowledge.
WAP is made by people like you, sign up and contribute.

A cup of hot tea to welcome you!

Welcome to Wikiafripedia, the free encyclopedia that you can monetize your contributions. Aimed at WAP ZERO to the sum of all knowledge.


WAP is made by people like you, sign up and contribute.

Candoia aspera

From Wikiafripedia, the free encyclopedia that you can monetize your contributions or browse at zero-rating.
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Candoia aspera
Scientific classification edit
Missing taxonomy template (fix): Candoia
Species:
Binomial name
Template:Taxonomy/CandoiaCandoia aspera
(Günther, 1877)

Candoia aspera, known commonly as the viper boa or New Guinea ground boa, is a species of snake in the family Boidae.[1] As its common name suggests, it is found in New Guinea. They are a terrestrial species, living in the undergrowth. They are smaller than some other members of the Boidae family. Viper boas grow to 2 to 3 feet in length. They are known to be primarily nocturnal. Viper boas are known to be slightly more aggressive than other Candoia. In recent years they've become increasingly scarce in the pet industry, due to restrictions on import/export trading. Though they were more common in the past, there is still very little known about them, in particular their behaviour in the wild. For example; Their lifespan is still undetermined. It got the nickname viper boa from its appearance. They look extremely similar to the elapid species Acanthophis laevis, more commonly known as the "Papuan death adder." The death adder itself only resembles a viper, but is actually an elapid. However, because of the resemblance to the highly venomous death adder, many are killed out of fear although they are harmless.

References[edit source | edit]

Error: "Q1259958" is not a valid Wikidata entity ID.


Template:Alethinophidia-stub