The Candoia is a genus of non-venomous boas found in mostly in New Guinea and Melanesia.
Members in this genus typically have a rounded and heavy body, with a flattened triangular shaped head, and an upturned nose. Colors and patterns vary greatly, but most are various shades of brown to black. They can vary in adult size from 60 cm to 1.8 m. Males are typically smaller than females and can be distinguished by their prominent cloacal spurs.
Found from Samoa and Tokelau west through Melanesia to New Guinea and the Maluku Islands.
All are primarily nocturnal.
The primary diet consists of frogs and lizards.