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Andaman Cat Snake

Andaman cat snakes are mildly poisonous species of snakes belonging to the colubrid family, endemic to the Andaman Islands of India. They are rear-fanged, arboreal and nocturnal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Boiga
    Scientific Name Boiga andamanensis

    Length Around 2.8 ft, although it may grow to 4.9 ft
    Color Dorsal back is pale reddish or grayish brown with faint or prominent irregular black cross-lines up to tail where it turns faint; white or yellowish belly with black spots on each side; top of head same as dorsal color with non-uniform or faint dark markings, upper lip whitish; from behind the eye to the posterior of head there is one indistinct black line
    Distribution Andaman islands (India)
    Habitat Forested areas, human dwellings like thatched roofs of houses
    Diet Lizards, geckos, rodents, frogs, bats, small birds
    Venom Fact Neurotoxic
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on September 25th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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