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Checkered Keelback

The Checkered Keelback is an Asian snake. This is a very common species in its geographic region, and is non-poisonous.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Xenochrophis
    Scientific Name Xenochrophis piscator

    Other Names Asiatic Water Snake
    Length Up to 175 cm
    Color Patterned checks of brown, beige, cream and black
    Distribution India, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, West Malaysia, China, Taiwan, and Indonesia
    Habitat Freshwater lakes or rivers
    Diet Mainly on small fish and water frogs
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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

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