Anaconda(genus Eunectes)., one of two species of constricting, water-loving snakes found in tropical South America The green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is an olive-colored snake with contrasting oval-shaped black spots. It is also known as the giant anaconda, sucuri, or water kamudi. The yellow anaconda (E. notaeus), also known as the southern anaconda, is much smaller and has overlapping spots.
Green anacondas can be found in tropical waters east of the Andes Mountains and on Trinidad, a Caribbean island. The green anaconda is the world’s largest snake. While both anacondas and pythons have been reliably estimated to be over 9 meters (30 feet) long, anacondas have been confirmed to be over 10 meters (33 feet) long and are much larger. The majority of people, on the other hand, do not stand taller than 5 meters (16 feet).
Green anacondas lie in the water (usually at night) to trap caimans and other animals that come to drink, such as capybaras, deer, tapirs, and peccaries. An anaconda grabs a big animal by the neck and wraps its coils around it almost immediately, strangling it to death. Smaller prey, such as small turtles and diving birds, are killed solely by the mouth and sharp backward-pointing teeth of anacondas. Onshore kills are frequently dragged into the water, possibly to avoid attracting jaguars and to keep biting ants away from the carcass. Green anacondas are not especially aggressive in the wild. They are easily caught during the day in Venezuela by herpetologists who, in small groups, simply walk up to the snakes and take them away.
Green anacondas mate in or very near the water. A female gives birth to 14–82 live babies after nine months, each measuring more than 62 cm (24 inches) in length. By the age of three, the young have grown to almost 3 meters (10 feet). Anacondas are members of the boa family (Boidae).