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Blunthead Tree Snake

As the name suggests, the Blunthead Tree Snakes are characterized by their relatively large head with a blunt tip. These arboreal snakes have a slender body, and are nocturnal by nature. They have rear fangs and are mildly venomous; however, they are not considered dangerous to humans.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Genus Colubridae
    Species I. cenchoa
    Scientific Name Imantodes cenchoa


    Other Names Fiddle-string snake, mapepire corde violon
    Length Up to 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in)
    Coloration Reddish brown longitudinal blotches upon a white base
    Distribution Mexico, Central America, and South America
    Habitat Prefer cooler and humid areas like the wet forests and rainforests; also found in low vegetation such as coffee trees or bromeliads
    Diet Small reptiles like lizards, amphibians such as toads and frogs, as well as other reptile eggs
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Breeding Season During the rainy seasons
    Clutch Size 2-3 eggs (average)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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    Published on November 8th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 8th November 2018.

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