The Top 10 Longest Species of Snakes From Around the World

The Top 10 Longest Species of Snakes From Around the World

While most people will be able to guess a few names on this list there are one or two that might surprise people. While these ten snakes aren’t the most amazing snakes in the world they are the longest…


The Top 10 Longest Species of Snakes From Around the World


 

African Rock Python

African Rock Python

10 – African Rock Python – Average Length: 2.50 m (8.2 ft)

The African rock python is a large, nonvenomous snake of sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of 11 living species in the genus Python. It has two subspecies; one is found in Central and Western Africa, the other in Southern Africa.

9 – Dark-spotted Anaconda – Average Length: 3 m (9.8 ft)

Anacondas are semiaquatic snakes found in tropical South America. They are some of the largest snakes in the world and are known for their swimming ability. “Anaconda” is the common name for the genus Eunectes, a genus of boa. Eunectes means “good swimmer” in Greek.

Amethystine (scrub) Python

Amethystine (scrub) Python

8 – Amethystine (scrub) Python – Average Length: 3.5 m (11 ft)

The amethystine python, also known as the scrub python or sanca permata locally, is a nonvenomous species of snake found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

7 – Boa Constrictor – Average Length: 4.3 m (14 ft)

The boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), also called the red-tailed boa or the common boa is a species of large, heavy-bodied snake that is frequently kept and bred in captivity. The boa constrictor is a member of the family Boidae, found in tropical North, Central, and South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean.

Papuan Python

Papuan Python

6 – Papuan Python – Average Length: 4.39 m (14.4 ft)

They are noted for having the ability to change colour, though the exact mechanism and reasons for it are not completely understood. The colour is reputed to change when the snake is agitated. They can vary from black to a mustard yellow but are normally an olive green in appearance when young and dark olive when older, with the sides and underside distinctly lighter.

Yellow Anaconda

Yellow Anaconda

5 – Yellow Anaconda – Average Length: 4.6 m (15.1 ft)

The yellow anaconda, also known as the Paraguayan anaconda is a boa species endemic to southern South America. It is one of the largest snakes in the world but smaller than its close relative, the green anaconda.

Indian Python

Indian Python

4 – Indian Python – Average Length: 4.6 m (15.1 ft)

Python molurus is a large nonvenomous python species found in many tropic and subtropic areas of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is known by the common names Indian python, black-tailed python and Indian rock python.

3 – Green Anaconda – Average Length: 5.21 m (17.1 ft)

The green anaconda, 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

Burmese Python

Burmese Python

2 – Burmese Python – Average Length: 5.74 m (18.8 ft)

The Burmese python (Python bivittatus) is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world It is native to a large area of tropical South and Southeast Asia. Until 2009, it was considered a subspecies of Python molurus, but now is recognized as belonging to a distinct species.

Reticulated Python

Reticulated Python

1 – Reticulated Python – Average Length: 6.95 m (22.8 ft)

The reticulated python (Python reticulatus) is a species of python found in Southeast Asia. They are the world’s longest snakes and longest reptiles and among the three heaviest snakes. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous constrictors and normally not considered dangerous to humans. However, cases of people killed (and in at least one case eaten) by reticulated pythons have been documented.

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