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Asian Vine Snake

Asian vine snake is a species of mildly venomous, colubrid snake found only in southern Asia. The species is diurnal and highly arboreal. It is rear-fanged. There are four recognized subspecies of this species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Ahaetulla
    Scientific Name Ahaetulla prasina


    Other Names Boie’s whip snake, Gunther’s whip snake, Oriental whip snake
    Length Around 1.8 m (6 ft)
    Color Light brown to dull yellow-green to fluorescent green
    Distribution Bangladesh, Bhutan,  Burma, Cambodia, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
    Habitat Agricultural plantations and fields, primary and secondary growth forests, humid rainforests, gardens, cities
    Diet Lizards, tree frogs
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Average Lifespan More than 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 8th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th July 2018.

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