Eunectes – Anacondas

Semiaquatic boas known for their size and grip

Anacondas are the longest and heaviest snakes in the world, with an average length of 6 meters (20 ft). Green anacondas can swim in the water considerably more quickly than slither slowly on land due to their massive size. Since their eyes and nostrils are on top of their heads, they can see and breathe even if most of their bodies are submerged in water.

In contrast to pythons, anacondas are semi-aquatic snakes found in tropical South America, particularly in the Amazon. The size and color of anacondas vary per species. They can mix with tropical rivers and rainforests thanks to their speckled, green, yellow, and brown colorations.