Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Scientific name:  Epicrates cenchria
Class:  Reptiles
Continent:  South America
Habitat:  Forests
Diet:  Carnivore
Size:  4 - 6 Inches
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It Is Named for the Iridescent Sheen on Its Scales That Look Like Rainbows

This boa is named for the irridescent sheen on its scales that look like rainbows when light hits them. While the scales themselves are don’t have rainbow pigments, the effect is truly stunning! While they have fangs, they are not venomous and they subdue their prey through constriction.

Conservation Status
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

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