Woma Python


Common Name: Woma Python
Scientific Name: Aspidites ramsayi
Family: Pythonidae (Pythons)
Genus: Aspidites
Status: Endangered – Category 4
Size: TL 2300mm

—— Description ——
Ground colour pale brown, yellowish-brown, reddish-brown to pale olive, marked with numerous irregular darker brown to reddish-brown bands. These may be slightly narrower to broader than pale interspaces and often coalesce on dorsum to form a darker vertebral zone. All aspects of pattern become obscure to absent with age. Juveniles bear a conspicuous dark patch above each eye. This character may be retained to adulthood, especially in populations from south-eastern interior of Qld. Ventral surfaces cream to pale yellow, bearing irregular brownish blotches. TL 2.0m. Distinguished from A. melanocephalus by head-colour (pale vs black).

—— Preferred Habitat ——
Subhumid to arid interior of Australia from north-west coast of W.A., through all mainland states except Vic., to southern Qld.; east to Moonie district. Favours sandy substrates supporting hummock grasslands, woodlands, shrublands or heathland associations.

—— Micro Habitat ——
Shelters largely in abandoned monitor and mammal burrows.

The following equipment is needed for this reptile:

  • An adequately sized Reptile Vivarium.
  • A suitable heating source, ie: Heat Element, Heat Mat, Heat Cord and Heat Lamp.
  • Adequate lighting, ie: UVA – UVB.
  • Water Bowl.
  • Other optional products are also available to ensure total comfort for your reptile.