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Snakes are very wonderful yet venomous reptiles which are found in the whole world almost. There are many species of snakes which can be described categorically on the bases of their venom or length. Below we are listing top 10 longest snakes in the world. These snakes are lengthy than other snakes & they could be long from 3 meter to 9 meter. Their size & length make them notable among their kind. Python is found the longest snake of the world. Let’s have a look at the top 10 longest snakes in the world.

10. Indigo Snake

Length: 2.4meters/8 inches

Indigo Snake - longest snake in the world

Indigo Snake - longest snake in the world

Indigo snakes are large, robust snakes which can reach a length of over 3 m. They have smooth scales with several color variations, including a glossy blue-black color.

9. Diamondback Rattlesnake

Length: 2.7meters/9 inches

Diamondback Rattlesnake - longest snake in the world

Diamondback Rattlesnake - longest snake in the world

Adults commonly grow to 120 cm (3.9 ft) in length. Specimens over 150 cm (4.9 ft) are infrequently encountered, while those over 180 cm (5.9 ft) are very rare. The maximum reported length considered to be reliable is 213 cm (6.99 ft) (Klauber, 1972). Males become much larger than females, although this difference in size does not occur until after they have reached sexual maturity.

8. Giant Brown Snake

Length: 3.4meters/11 inches

Giant Brown Snake - longest snake in the world

Giant Brown Snake - longest snake in the world

The venom that the Brown Snake carries is said to be the second (2nd) most toxic venom of all land snakes world wide, the first being the Australian Inland Tiapan. The brown snake is considered Dangerous to man. Bites from this species of snake have caused death within minutes, rather than hours or days, with even a juvenile (new born) potentially delivering enough venom in a single bite – to kill 20 adults.

7. Bushmaster

Length: 3.7meters/12 inches

Bushmaster - longest snake in the world

Bushmaster - longest snake in the world

Adults vary in length from 2 to 2.5 m (6.5 to 8.25 ft), although some may grow to as much as 3 m (10 ft). The largest known specimen was just under 3.65 m (12 ft), making it the longest venomous snake in the Western Hemisphere. This is also the longest viper, though not the heaviest (it is surpassed by the gaboon viper and the Eastern diamondback rattlesnake). The bushmaster’s tail ends with a horny spine which it sometimes vibrates when disturbed in a similar manner to rattlesnakes.

6. Boa Constrictor

Length: 4.9meters /16 inches

Boa Constrictor - longest snake in the world

Boa Constrictor - longest snake in the world

The Boa constrictor is a large snake, although only modestly sized in comparison to other large snakes such as the reticulated and Burmese python, and can reach lengths of anywhere from 1–4 meters (3–13 feet) depending on the locality and the availability of suitable prey. There is clear sexual dimorphism seen in the species, with females generally being larger in both length and girth than males.

5. King Cobra

Length: 5.8 meters/19 inches

King Cobra - longest snake in the world

King Cobra - longest snake in the world

The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world’s longest venomous snake, with a length up to 5.6 m (18.5 ft). This species, which preys chiefly on other snakes, is found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia to the Philippines and Indonesia.

4. Diamond Python

Length: 6.4 meters/21 inches

Diamond Python - longest snake in the world

Diamond Python - longest snake in the world

It is a medium to large snake, found in coastal areas and adjacent ranges of south-eastern Australia. They are the most southerly occurring python in the world and are also found at higher altitudes than any other species of Australian python.

3. Indian Python

Length: 7.6 meters/ 25 inches

Indian Python - longest snake in the world

Indian Python - longest snake in the world

The color pattern is whitish or yellowish with the blotched patterns varying from shades of tan to dark brown. This varies with terrain and habitat. Specimens from the hill forests of Western Ghats and Assam are darker, while those from the Deccan Plateau and East Coast are usually lighter. In Pakistan, Indian Pythons commonly reach a length of 2.4–3 metres (7.9–9.8 ft). In India, the nominate subspecies grows to 3 metres (9.8 ft) on average. This value is supported by a 1990 study in Keoladeo National Park, where the biggest 25% of the python population was 2.7–3.3 metres (8.9–11 ft) long.

2. Green Anaconda

Length: 8.5 meters /28 inches

Green Anaconda - longest snake in the world

Green Anaconda - longest snake in the world

The Green Anaconda is one of the world’s longest snakes, reaching more than 6.6 m (22 ft) long. Reports of anacondas 35–40 feet or even longer also exist but such claims need to be regarded with caution as no specimens of such lengths have ever been deposited in a museum and hard evidence is required

1. Reticulated Python

Length: 10, 7 meters/35 inches

Reticulated Python - longest snake in the world

Reticulated Python - longest snake in the world

Reticulated python is a species of python found in Southeast Asia. Adults can grow to over 8.7 m (28 feet) in length but normally grow to an average of 3-6 m (10–20 feet). They are the world’s longest snakes and longest reptile, but are not the most heavily built. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous constrictors and normally not considered dangerous to humans.

 

Bob On September - 22 - 2011

One Response so far.

  1. Jim Barnes says:

    So where does the green anaconda and Burmese python fit in?

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