Female (left) and male (right) gonad developmental state by animal size data from necropsied Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) captured from 2003 through 2021 in southern Florida, USA. Snout-vent lengths (SVL, cm) are displayed as boxplots and mean body weights (g) are represented as the solid blue smoother line with 95% confidence buffer; sample sizes are listed across the top. Mean SVLs and weights were highest in pythons with more progressed gonadal development and were different from the smaller-sized pythons with less- or undeveloped gonadal states (see Table 1).

  Part of: Currylow AF, Falk BG, Yackel Adams AA, Romagosa CM, Josimovich JM, Rochford MR, Cherkiss MS, Nafus MG, Hart KM, Mazzotti FJ, Snow RW, Reed RN (2022) ´╗┐Size distribution and reproductive phenology of the invasive Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, Florida, USA. NeoBiota 78: 129-158. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.78.93788