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BLACKHEADED PYTHON
(Aspidites melanocephalus)


Distribution:- Northern parts of the Northern Territory, Western and Northern Queensland and North Western region of Western Australia

Comments:- May grow to approximately 2.5 Metres (8 ft)

BLackheaded Python
Adult Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus)

Approximate distribution of the Blackheaded Python Aspidites melanocephalus
Approximate distribution of the Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus)


Note that there are no confirmed records of Blackheaded Pythons (Aspidites melanocephalus) in South Australia. However Aborigines in the remote far north-west of the state, (which is very difficult to access), have identified them from photographs as being seen in the region.


Pilbara Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus), photographed at Prestige Pythons
Pilbara Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus), photographed at Prestige Pythons


Pilbara Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus), photographed at Prestige Pythons
Pilbara Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus), photographed at Prestige Pythons


Blackheaded Python Aspidites melanocephalus
A large adult captive Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus)


Blackheaded Python Aspidites melanocephalus
Captive bred baby Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus)



Blackheaded Pythons (Aspidites melanocephalus) lay extremely large eggs (Adult hand)


Blackheaded Python Aspidites melanocephalus
Hatchling Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus) (sibling to the one below)


Blackheaded Python Aspidites melanocephalus
Hatchling Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus) (sibling to the one above) - Note that although I bred the two snakes above and 2 of the 5 hatchlings had dark stripes down the middle of their backs - none of my breeding adults had dark stripes down the middle of their backs! Hatchlings of this species are usually very defensive.

Blackheaded Python Aspidites melanocephalus   
Blackheaded Python (Aspidites melanocephalus)

Blackheaded Python Aspidites melanocephalus
The 2 Blackheaded Pythons (Aspidites melanocephalus) pictured above are from Northern Queensland stock.

 

 

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Husbandry Manual For Black Headed Python
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