Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Epicrates Cenchria Cenchria

Scientific Name

Brazilian Rainbow Boa:  
Epicrates Cenchria Cenchria

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

The Brazilian rainbow boa can be located throughout much of South America primarily along the Amazon River Basin.

Natural Habitat

The Brazilian rainbow boa can be found inhabiting humid woodland forests as well as ocasionally in open savannas.

Physical Characteristics

  • Ranging between 4 – 6 ft in length, the Brazilian rainbow boa can vary quite greatly in color and markings, but universally contains 3 parallel black stripes atop their head as well as rings that run down the length of their back.

Quick Facts

  1. Though found predominantly in or around certain bodies of water, the Brazilian rainbow boa can readily climb trees to locate food sources.


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Conservation Status

Not Evaluated:The Brazilian Rainbow Boa has not yet been evaluated against the criteria.

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The Brazilian rainbow boa consumes primarily birds, rodents as well as most aquatic life.