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Buff Striped Keelback

Buff Striped Keelbacks belong to the colubrid group of snakes, and is non-venomous and completely harmless. This is primarily a shy animal that can hardly be seen despite being a very common species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Natricinae
    Genus Amphiesma
    Scientific Name Amphiesma stolatum

    Length 16 to 20 inches
    Color Olive green to gray
    Distribution India, Pakistan (Sindh) to Sri Lanka, Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia (Borneo, Sabah), Taiwan and China (Hainan, Hong Kong, Fujian, Jiangxi)
    Habitat Well-watered lowland plains and hills
    Diet Frogs and toads, also consume fish, earthworms and geckos
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Clutch Size 5-10 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

    Buff Striped Keelback Pictures Gallery

    Published on December 8th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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