The Brazilian rainbow boa is named for its iridescent skin that refracts light and creates a rainbow-colored effect. A primarily terrestrial boa, the Brazilian rainbow boa lives in humid woodland forests and can sometimes be found in open savannas.
- Tiny ridges on the scales act as prisms to refract light and create a rainbow-colored effect.
- Brazilian rainbow boas consume other animals like rodents, birds, and small reptiles.
- To capture their prey, rainbow boas ambush, constrict, and swallow their prey whole.
|Range||Central and South America|
|Conservation status||Not evaluated|