- Candoia paulsoni (STULL 1956)
- Candoia paulsoni paulsoni (STULL 1956)
- Candoia paulsoni vindumi SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
- Candoia paulsoni tasmai SMITH & TEPEDELEN 2001
- Candoia paulsoni mcdowelli SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
- Candoia paulsoni sadlieri SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
- Candoia paulsoni rosadoi SMITH & CHISZAR 2001
The Solomon Island Ground Boa is commonly known by the following names:
- Solomon Island Ground Boa
- Solomon Island Boa
- Paulson’s Ground Boa
The Solomon Island Ground Boa is endemic to the Solomon Islands, which is an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean. They are found on several of the islands within the group, including Guadalcanal, Florida, Malaita, and Santa Isabel.
- CITES Appendix II2
Solomons Ground Boa Candoia paulsoni has most recently been assessed for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2019. Candoia paulsoni is listed as Least Concern. However, it is important to note that habitat loss, introduced predators, and collection for the pet trade can potentially impact local populations.
The Solomon Island Ground Boa is characterized by its small size and unique appearance. They have a robust and cylindrical body, with a distinct triangular-shaped head. The coloration of these boas is variable, but they typically have a base color ranging from brown to reddish-brown or gray, with a series of dark blotches or stripes along the body. The pattern and intensity of these markings can vary between individuals. As their name suggests, Solomon Island Ground Boas are primarily ground-dwelling snakes, inhabiting forests and grasslands. They are known to be relatively docile and are popular as pets among reptile enthusiasts.
- Size: Solomon Island Ground Boas are relatively small, with adults typically reaching lengths of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters).
- Coloration: They have a variable coloration, ranging from brown to reddish-brown or gray. The body is covered in a series of dark blotches or stripes, which can be variable in pattern and intensity.
- Body Shape: These boas have a robust and cylindrical body, well-suited for their ground-dwelling lifestyle.
- Scales: The scales of the Solomon Island Ground Boa are smooth and glossy.
- Head and Eyes: They have a distinct triangular-shaped head and relatively small eyes compared to their body size.
Solomon Island Ground Boa Gallery
- The Reptile Database, Candoia paulsoni (STULL, 1956) Assessed Online 2020-10-10
- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) – Appendices I, II and III (accessed Online, 2017)