A large aquatic fish-eating snake with coarse-textured scales which give it a file-like appearance, native to SE Asia and Australia. Also called file snake.
- Family Achrochordidae and genus Achrochordus: three species, e.g. the Asian wart snake (A. arafurae).
- Also known as wart snakes or elephant-trunk snakes, the file snakes have baggy skin that lies in loose folds.
- Acrochordus javanicus is also known as the wart snake and the karung.
- He said true sea snakes, annulated sea snakes, ornate sea snakes, Viperine sea snakes, Persian Gulf sea snakes, wart snakes were among the new species recorded in Gulf of Mannar area.
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