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Eastern Green Mamba

Eastern green mamba is a species of large, extremely venomous snake found in southern Africa and east Africa. The species is diurnal, secretive and arboreal, spending most of its time above the ground. It is relatively sedentary, but is a fast snake. The snake is known to be shy and non- aggressive.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Dendroaspis
    Scientific Name Dendroaspis angusticeps

    Other Names Common mamba, green mamba, East African green mamba, white-mouthed mamba
    Length Male: Around 1.8 m (5.9 ft)
    Female: Around 2.0 m (6.6 ft)
    Color Bright green upper surface with yellowish green underside
    Distribution Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe, eastern Zambia, South Africa, Zanzibar
    Habitat Tropical rainforests in coastal lowlands, coastal bush, and dune, montane forest, areas with dense vegetation, wild forest habitats
    Diet Birds, eggs, rodents, bats
    Predators Mongooses, snake eagles, genets
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    Breeding Season April – June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 17 eggs
    Incubation Period 10 to 12 weeks
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan Longest recorded lifespan in captivity is 18.8 years

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    Published on January 16th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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