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Rough-scaled python

rough-scaled python (Morelia carinata)
Prince Regent region, Western Australia
Photo © Ruchira Somaweera
Morelia carinata - (Smith, 1981)
Pronunciation  more-AY-lee-ah   kar-in-AH-tah
Etymology  Morelia: unknown, but possibly after the town in Mexico.
carinata: 'keeled', because of the rough/keeled dorsal scales.
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 200 cm
Clutch size
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Northern Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


Restricted to monsoon forests in and around gorges.

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