Acrochordus arafurae is a species of aquatic snake found in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. It is a medium-sized snake, reaching up to 1.5 meters in length. It has a thick, heavily-keeled body with a broad head and a short tail. Its distinguishing features include a series of large, fleshy tubercles along its back and sides. It is found in freshwater habitats such as rivers, streams, and billabongs, and is known to inhabit both slow-moving and fast-moving waters. Its lifespan is unknown, but it is believed to be relatively short. The current population of Acrochordus arafurae is unknown, but it is believed to be declining due to habitat destruction and over-collection.
Name Origin: Acrochordus arafurae is a species of snake found in Australia and New Guinea. It is commonly known as the Arafura File Snake due to its presence in the Arafura Sea, which is located between Australia and New Guinea. The species was first described by Australian herpetologist Glen Milton Storr in 1963.
Related Species: Acrochordus granulatus, Acrochordus javanicus, Acrochordus javanicus javanicus