Anaconda Silhouette PNG Vector Transparent Images

Download best HD quality free Anaconda Silhouette PNG Vector Transparent Images backgrounds which is available in various dimensions and pixels. To download the original resolution of silhouette PNG, click on the below thumbnail image.

License Info: Creative Commons 4.0 BY-NC

Uploaded on on Jun 23, 2021


The genus Eunectes has a group of enormous snakes known as anacondas or water boas. They may be found in South America’s tropical regions. Currently, four species have been identified.


Although the term refers to a genus of snakes, it is frequently used to refer to just one species, the common or green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), the world’s biggest snake by weight and second longest snake.


The South American names anacauchoa and anacaona were offered in an account by Peter Martyr d’Anghiera, but Henry Walter Bates questioned the concept of a South American origin after failing to discover any comparable term in use during his travels in South America. The word anaconda comes from the name of a snake found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), which was described in Latin by John Ray in his Synopsis Methodica Animalium (1693) as serpens indicus bubalinus anacandaia zeylonibus, ides bubalorum aliorumque jumentorum membra conterens.

Dr. Tancred Robinson provided Ray with a list of snakes from the Leyden museum, but the description of its habits was based on Andreas Cleyer’s report of a huge snake that crushed big creatures by coiling around their bodies and crushing their bones in 1684.

According to Henry Yule’s Hobson-Jobson, the phrase gained popularity when a piece of fiction by a certain R. Edwin was published in the Scots Magazine in 1768. Edwin recounted a ‘tiger’ being killed by an anaconda, despite the fact that tigers were never found in Sri Lanka.

Yule and Frank Wall identified the snake as a python and offered the name anai-kondra, which means elephant killer in Tamil. Donald Ferguson, who pointed out that the name Henakandaya (hena lightning/large and kanda stem/trunk) was used in Sri Lanka for the tiny whip snake (Ahaetulla pulverulenta) and became misapplied to the python before tales were formed, indicated a Sinhalese origin.


Colombian Eunectes murinus

Any member of the Eunectes genus, which includes a group of big, aquatic snakes native to South America:

The green anaconda, Eunectes murinus, is the biggest species and may be found in Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago east of the Andes.

The yellow anaconda, Eunectes notaeus, is a tiny species that may be found in eastern Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay, and northeastern Argentina.

The darkly spotted anaconda, Eunectes deschauenseei, is a rare species found in northeastern Brazil and coastal French Guiana.

The Bolivian anaconda, Eunectes beniensis, is the most recently defined species, located in the Bolivian departments of Beni and Pando.

The word was once used loosely to refer to any big snake that constricts its victim, but this usage is now obsolete. The Anaconda Plan, presented at the start of the American Civil War, in which the Union Army intended to successfully “suffocate” the Confederacy, is an example of how “Anaconda” may be used as a metaphor for an action aiming at confining and suffocating an opponent. Another example is the anaconda choke, which is accomplished by wrapping your arms around the opponent’s neck and into the armpit, and grabbing the biceps of the opposing arm. If you are caught in this technique and do not tap out, you will lose consciousness. In Brazil, the anaconda is referred to as sucuri, sucuriju, or sucuriuba.

Download Anaconda Silhouette PNG vector transparent background images

Related Silhouette PNG: