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Hime Habu

The Hime Hibu is a Japanese venomous snake belonging to the pit viper group. They have no subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Ovophis
    Scientific Name Ovophis okinavensis

    Other Names Habu, Okinawa pitviper, Okinawa habu, Hon habu, Kufah, Niibuyaa
    Length 11¾–31½ inches
    Color Dull greenish-brown, or yellowish-olive to pale brown, alternating with darker brownish or greenish dorsal blotches with yellowish scales
    Distribution Ryukyu Islands of Japan
    Habitat Mostly live close to water sources, around the open woodlands, forests, mountains, fields, farming areas and human habitations
    Diet Different kinds of rodents and vertebrates
    Venom Fact Moderately Venomous (but not fatal to humans)
    Breeding Season Summer to monsoon
    Mode of Reproduction Incubate eggs internally and later gives birth to live young

    Hime Habu Pictures Gallery

    Published on December 30th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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