• Common name:

    Indian Rock Python
  • ESF category:

  • IUCN category:

    Data Deficient
  • CITES:

    INT - Appendix I
    EU - Appendix A
  • Registered animals:

  • Studbook coordinators:

    Tariq Abou-Zahr
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Species Description

Python molurus molurus, the Indian Rock Python is a species of large python native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The Sri Lanka form/locality of the Indian Rock Python was formerly recognised as a separate subspecies (Python molurus pimbura) and typically has a higher contrast pattern, tends to be shorter, with subtle morphological differences and purportedly a more aggressive temperament than specimens from India. In Sri Lanka, these snakes are most often reported in isolated localities. The species (both in India and Sri Lanka) is often regarded as near threatened, with major threats being habitat destruction and hunting for the skin trade.