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Japanese Forest Rat Snake

Japanese forest rat snake is a type of non-poisonous snake belonging to the colubrid family, found only in Japan. The species most often exhibit crepuscular activity and is known to be very secretive.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Euprepiophis
    Scientific Name Euprepiophis conspicillatus

    Length 70 – 100 cm
    Color Red
    Distribution Japan
    Habitat Forests, foothills, high mountains; found from sea level to a height of at least 3000 m
    Diet Mainly small rodents
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season April-May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 6 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 months

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    Published on December 26th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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