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De Schauensee’s Anaconda, Eunectes deschauenseei Dunn and Conant

Localities for Eunectes deschauenseei based upon Dirksen and Henderson (2002).
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Type Locality: Probably Marajo Island at the mouth of the Amazon. Holotype: ANSP 20891,
Distribution and Habitat. The species inhabits swamps and seasonally flooded habitats in the Brazialian states of Amapa and Para, including the mouth of the Amazon and the Ilha de Marajo. It also occurs in French Guiana and possibly in Suriname. Females are know to reach 3 m, males are slightly smaller, reaching 1.9 m. This species appears to be the sister to E. notaeus.
Diet. Starace (1998) reported mammals, birds and fish in the diet of this snake.
Reproduction. Pizzatto and Marques (2007) examined 5 gravid females and found the litter size ranged from 3 to 27 (x=10.6) and examined the embryos, they estimate the the young are about 0.49 m at birth.
 
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