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 Mainland vs sumatran

hi guys im getting a retic in the new year 2nd one ever but this one is a baby ive been told shes a mainland but i cannot find anywhere stating whats the difference between a mainland and a sumatran she looks like a sumatran and ive heard people use the term mainland alot but ive never actually found a definitive answer to what a mainland looks like just wondered if anyone can help thanks.

12/26/12  09:30am


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 Mainland vs Sumatran

well there are ways to tell the difference,it gets complicated. first of all, the plates on the head are different in placement and numbers. midbody scales on a mainland are numbered from 68-78.. on a jampea or dwarf, from 64-68.. on a slayar or sulawesi which are from other islands, from 77-81. these are the three main subspecies, mentioned obove.
reticulatus-saputra --like a mainland but different scale count, pattern and habbits. but just as big.
reticulatus-jampeanus...smaller,,, or dwarf
now the ventrals count is mainland, from 304-325.. jampea, from 290-301.. selayar, 330-334...
hope this helps.

02/27/14  09:21pm

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