Comparison and Difference Between Python and Anaconda

Pythons and Anacondas are the largest, longest and heaviest snakes in the world and they both belong to two different families of snake but share many of the same characteristics. Anaconda and Python snakes are greatest snakes found in South America and dense forest of Asia and Africa.

Python

Reticulated Python India

Python or Pythonidae is a family of large nonvenomous snakes, mostly found in Africa, Australia and Asia. Currently 31 species of Pythons are recognized and The reticulated python is longest snakes and longest reptiles and also among the three heaviest snakes of the world.

Family: Pythonidae
Venom: Nonvenomous
Length: 21.3 ft
Weight: 60 kg
Found: Africa and Asia
Habitat: Grasslands and Rocky foothills

  • Reticulated Python
  • Burmese Python
  • African Rock Python

Anaconda

Green-anaconda-snake

Anaconda is the group of four largest non-venomous boa species snakes, found in tropical forest of South America and the green anaconda is the largest snake in the world by weight. Anaconda species are primarily nocturnal and aquatic, also sometimes known as the water boa.

Family: Boidae
Venom: Non-venomous
Length: 17.1 ft
Weight: 97 kg
Found: South America
Habitat: Swamps, Marshes and Rivers

  • Green Anaconda
  • Yellow Anaconda
  • Beni Anaconda

Boa Constrictor

Boa_constrictor

Boa Constrictor belongs to the family Boidae and only found in the forest of North and South America. The boa constrictor is a very large species of snake and also rank among the longest snakes in the world.

Family: Boidae
Venom: Non-venomous
Found: North, Central and South America