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Scientific Name: 
Acrochordus arafurae
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Reptilia
Order: 
Squamata
Family: 
Acrochordidae
Genus: 
Acrochordus
Species: 
arafurae
Status: 
Least Concern

File Snakes swim along the river’s edge at night searching for sleeping fish. Rough, file-like scales enable them to grip their slippery prey. They are popular traditional food for many Aboriginal communities.

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Source: 
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Year assessed: 
2010