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Acrochordidae (wart snakes and file snakes, order Squamata, suborder Serpentes) A family of primitive snakes with ridged scales that do not overlap. There are nasal openings on top of the snout. Usually they are found in brackish water, but occasionally offshore. They rarely come on to land. There are two species, found in India, Sri Lanka, some Indo-Australian islands, and northern Australia.