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anaconda

(ăn′ə-kŏn′də)
n.
Any of several nonvenomous, semiaquatic snakes of the genus Eunectes of tropical South America that kill by coiling around their prey, especially E. murinus, which can attain a length of up to 9 meters (29.5 feet).
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Strimple PD: Overview of the Natural History of the green anaconda (Eunectes murinus).
crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758), Melanosuchus niger (Spix, 1825), Tupinambis teguixin (Linnaeus, 1758), Farancia abacura (Holbrook, 1836), Eunectes murinus (Linnaeus, 1758), Boa constrictor (Linnaeus, 1758), Crotalus horridus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ophis merremi (Wagler, 1824), Spilotes pullatus (Laurenti, 1768), Bothropoides jararaca (Wied, 1824), Dimades plicatilis (Linnaeus, 1758), Micrurus sp., Tropidonotus sp., and Coluber sp.
lachesidis parasitos de la anaconda (Eunectes murinus Linnaeus, 1758); C.
A ordem Squamata estava representada por 66,3% (346/522) animais, distribuidos em seis familias, das quais a principal foi a familia Boidae, com tres especies: Boa constrictor com 62/346 (17,9%), Epicrates cenchria, 262 (75,7%), e Eunectes murinus com apenas um exemplar.