Rough-scaled dwarf boa (Trachyboa boulengeri) curled up in defensive position. This animal was found in the rain forest of the Choco Habitat in NW Ecuador. (A THREATENED HABITAT) They are a rain forest species and occur in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador. This is a small boa, usually found in swampy areas near streams but sometimes in arboreal situations. They feed on fish, frogs and other amphibians. Adults reach to 18 inches in length. They have heavily keeled scales. Those on the top of the head and above the nose forming 'horns'.
North Coast. ECUADOR South America