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Eastern Water Snake

Eastern water snake is a medium-sized species of nonvenomous snake found in many parts of Southeast Asia. The species is known to be aggressive. There are two recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Sinonatrix
    Scientific Name Sinonatrix percarinata

    Other Names Olive keelback, Chinese keelback water snake
    Size May reach up to110 cm (43 in)
    Color Dark brown to olive brown upper surface
    Distribution China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic,  Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    Habitat Forested hill streams, swarms in irrigated fields, edge of forest
    Diet Frogs, tadpoles, shrimps, fish, crayfish
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 13 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on July 21st 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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