Status in the Wild
They are sexually dimorphic (have two distinct gender forms); males are larger and longer than females. They have three distinct color morphs: mariposo (greyish-green with dark black dorsal patches); amarillo (light tan with scattered darker areas); and negro (uniformly dark gray). Their snout is narrow and elongated and their mouth has 68 teeth. Their eyes are green.
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They are protected by laws in Columbia and Venezuela, where they are threatened by hunting, habitat destruction, and the pet trade.