Acrochordidae

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Acrochordidae

 

a family of nonpoisonous aquatic snakes.

There are six genera of Acrochordidae and seven or eight species. They are distributed from India and Indochina to New Guinea. The most important representative of Acrochordidae is the Javan wart snake (Acrochordus javanicus), which is up to 2.5 m long. It lives in rivers and feeds on fish and frogs. The females produce as many as 32 fully developed young enclosed in egg sacs, from which they immediately hatch. Acrochordidae swim easily and rapidly. They can get along for hours without pulmonary respiration. Acrochordidae do not come out on dry land.

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Marine life species registered were the Broadhead Sleeper Goby or "Urabog," the Goby or "Bukatot" and Raggedtail Pipefish or "Kabayo" while the only snake kind found was the Banded File Snake.
Facultative parthenogenetic reproduction in vertebrates has been presumed to have occurred in the common water snake Nerodia sipedon (Skalka and Vozenilek, 1986), the Javan wart snake Acrochordus javanicus (Magnusson, 1979), the file snake A.
Once they found a decent-sized file snake, by walking around barefoot in the water and feeling for them with their toes, they would pull it out and bite it in the neck to kill it.
These were: The Orangefingered Myotis bat endemic to the Philippines; Hairywinged Bat; Broadhead Sleeper Goby locally known as "Urabog"; the Goby locally known as "Bukatot"; Raggedtail Pipefish called "Kabayo" and Banded File Snake.