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Lesser Black Krait

Spread in different localities of the Indian subcontinent, the Lesser Black Krait is a species of elapid snakes that are highly venomous.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Bungarus
    Scientific Name Bungarus lividus


    Length Average length- 70cm
    Color Burgundy to dark brown
    Distribution West Bengal’s northern parts (Darjeeling, Jalpaigudi) to the North-east India including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh; also found in Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal
    Habitat Open forest, bushes, urban and agricultural regions
    Diet Rodents and other snakes
    Venom Fact Highly venomous; neurotoxic venom
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on December 10th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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