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Japanese Striped Snake

Japanese striped snake is a species of non-poisonous snake belonging to the colubrid family, native to Japan. The species is known to be active and diurnal.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Elaphe
    Scientific Name Elaphe quadrivirgata


    Other Names Japanese Four-lined Ratsnake
    Length 1 to 1.5 m
    Color Yellow or light brown ground color with four black lengthwise stripes
    Distribution Japan
    Habitat Sunny croplands, riverbeds, flatlands, grasslands, mountains
    Diet Frogs, lizards, rodents, insects, birds and their eggs
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Venom Fact Non-venomous

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    Published on December 3rd 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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