Warty snakes ( lat.Acrochordus ) - a genus of aquatic non-toxic snakes of the monotypic family Acrochordidae.
Javanese warty snake
|International scientific name|
Acrochordus Hornstedt, 1787
Distributed in South and Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, India.
The whole body of warty snakes is covered with small granular scales that do not cover each other, bare skin is visible between them. The head is not separated or slightly separated from the neck. The teeth are short but strong, of the same size, standing in the jaws and on the palate. Eyes with a round and vertically ovoid pupil, sharply directed upwards, the nasal cavity lies on the tip of the muzzle.
Warty snakes feed on fish.
The genus includes 3 species  :
- Acrochordus arafurae - Arafura warty snake
- Acrochordus granulatus - Indian warty snake
- Acrochordus javanicus - Javanese warty snake
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