The Banded Krait snake is a species brightly-colored serpent that is well known for their strong venom. This common snake is spread across a large area throughout the Indian subcontinent and the adjacent geographic regions.
|Scientific Name||Bungarus fasciatus|
|Length||Up to 6 ft 11 in|
|Color||Bright yellow arrow-head markings on black base|
|Distribution||Bangladesh, Indo-Chinese subregion, the Malaysian peninsula and archipelago, southern China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and southern China (including Hong Kong), Philippines to Malaysia and the main Indonesian islands of Borneo (Java and Sumatra), as well as Singapore.
In India, it has been recorded from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Northeast India, Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and West Bengal.
|Habitat||Grass, pits, drains (most active at night and especially during the rains)|
|Diet||Mainly feeds on other snakes; also consume fish, frogs, skinks, and snake eggs|
|Breeding Season||Summer to monsoon|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|Clutch Size||8 eggs (average)|
|IUCN Conservation Status||LC|