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Common Wolf Snake

The common wolf snake gets its name from its two long teeth that give it the look of a canine. Found mostly in the waters of the Indian ocean, these reptiles are, however, non-venomous.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Lycodon
    Species L. capucinus
    Scientific Name Lycodon capucinus

    Length 60 to 84cm
    Coloration Small diamond-shaped white patterns over a chocolate brown base
    Distribution Throughout the entire region of the Indo-Australian Archipelago
    Habitat In the forests with dense vegetation and tall tress
    Diet Mice, geckos, lizards, skinks, frogs, fishes
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size 2–4 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 7th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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