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  • 1. The Anacondahttp://www.ugo.com/movies/cinematic-snakes-snakes-anaconda
  • 2. Introduction Overview of the Anaconda speices. Classification Description Life Style
  • 3. Scientific Classification COMMON NAMES: green anaconda, common anaconda, water boa KINGDOM: Animalia PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Reptilia ORDER: Squamata FAMILY: Boidae GENUS SPECIES: Eunectes (good swimmer) murinus (mouse colored) murinus Information from (ANIMAL BYTES 1)
  • 4. Description The anaconda is the largest snake in the world. Their eyes and nostrils are located on the top of the large, narrow head. The body is very stocky and muscular. Typically dark green with oval black spots. Information from (ANIMAL BYTES 1) and (Mehrtens 1) Image from http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/animal- bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/reptilia/squamata/green-anaconda.htm
  • 5. Size and Weight LENGTH: 6 meters (20 feet) DIAMETER: 30 centimeters (12 inches) WEIGHT: 148.5 kg (330 lb.) These are all averages. There have been anacondas observed that have exceeded one or more of these averages. Information from (ANIMAL BYTES 1, 2), (“Biggest Snake” 1) and (Mehrtens 1)
  • 6. Image from http://www.big-animals.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Green_Anaconda.png
  • 7. Diet Feed on aquatic and amphibious animals. Cannibalism has been reported. Females may eat the smaller mating partners to survive the seven-month long fast associated with pregnancy. Information from (ANIMAL BYTES 2), (“Biggest Snake” 1), (Mehrtens 1), and (Rivas 1)
  • 8. The Life of an Anaconda Spend time in rivers or sluggish moving water. Somewhat shy and not easily seen. Tend to remain partially hidden in the water. Very well camouflaged for the environments in which they thrive. Live mostly in the South American jungles. Information from (ANIMAL BYTES 3) and (“Biggest Snake” 1)
  • 9. Image from http://www.extremescience.com/biggest-snake.htm
  • 10. Do Anacondas Bite? An anaconda’s teeth are not used for chewing. Snakes have teeth curved inwards to hold their prey, preventing them from escaping. The bite of an anaconda would not be fatal. Non-venomous snake; lacks fangs. Information from (“Biggest Snake” 2,3) Image from http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cdb/research/evans/evans_lab/jones/JonesMEH_Anaconda_Eunectes_murinas_LDUCZx456.jpg
  • 11. Reproduction Specific breeding season. Up to 12 males entwine themselves around a female. “Mating Ball” Live births. Litters up to 30 offspring. Information from (Mehrtens 1), and (Rivas 1)
  • 12. Mating Ballhttp://cdn1.arkive.org/media/19/191D8FF0-B04F-4653-8EB1-B65A9292F043/Presentation.Large/Green-anaconda-mating-ball.jpg
  • 13.  Summarizing Video
  • 14. Works Cited“ANIMAL BYTES – Green Anaconda.” SeaWorld/Busch Gardens ANIMALS – HOME. 06 Oct 2011. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. <http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/animal- bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/reptilia/squamata/green-anaconda.htm>."Biggest Snake | Giant Anaconda." Extreme Science | Science Technology | Earth Science. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. <http://www.extremescience.com/biggest-snake.htm>.Mehrtens, J. M. "Philadelphia Zoo - Green Anaconda." Philadelphia Zoo - Home. Sterling Publishing Co. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. <http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/zoo/Meet-Our-Animals/Reptiles/Lizards-and-Snakes/Green-anaconda.htm>.Rivas, Jesus A. "Research on Green Anaconda." Jesus Rivass Home Page. Web. 01 Oct. 2011. <http://www.anacondas.org/research.htm>.