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ARAFURA FILE SNAKE
Acrochordus arafurae
Distribution:- Australia (NT, Qld), eastern Indonesia, New Guinea

Not venomous

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This Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae) is from the Darwin River, NT. This species spends most of its time in water, and is sluggish on land.

Approximate distribution of the Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae) in Australian waters
Approximate distribution of the Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae) in Australian waters

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This Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae) is from the Darwin River, NT.


This Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae) was photographed at Featherdale Wildlife Park NSW.
You can see that the long tongue comes out of a notch in the upper lip



This Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae) was photographed at Featherdale Wildlife Park NSW
Notice the unusual mouth shape with a notch in the upper lip where the tongue comes out.


This Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae) was photographed at Featherdale Wildlife Park NSW


LINKS OF INTEREST

Acrochordus arafurae
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Acrochordus arafurae (MCDOWELL, 1979)
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