Python sebae is a large, non-venomous snake found in tropical Africa. It has a yellowish-brown coloration with dark brown blotches and can reach up to 4.5 meters in length. Its distinguishing features include a large head, a long tail, and a single row of scales on its underside. It is found in tropical forests, savannas, and grasslands, and can live up to 20 years in the wild. The current population of Python sebae is decreasing due to habitat loss and over-harvesting for the pet trade.
Name Origin: Python sebae is a species of python found in Africa. It was first described by French zoologist François Marie Daudin in 1803. The genus name, Python, is derived from the Greek word for the mythical creature, the Python, which was said to have been killed by the god Apollo at Delphi. The species name, sebae, is derived from the Latin word for "African", referring to the species' native range.
Related Species: Python regius, Python anchietae, Python natalensis, Python sebae sebae, Python sebae natalensis